Doesnt need recognition
Nothing special in particular as i think that this generation will be very similar to the last one in that regard.
I'm convinced that the visual enhancements are already enough for the average consumer who doesn't spend hours upon hours in a forum to discuss those things. Here and there you will find a developer how is pushing the boundaries with new gameplay innovations or groundbreaking AI and such things but all this will be in the minority. Maybe a new trend will be set with a specific gameplay twist that gets adopted throughout the industry and draws people in but overall i don't expect anything in particular.
What us hardcore longtime gamers want is very different from a casuals POV. And it's pretty obvious what we want; whole tread is full of it. I was thinking about the casuals.. But there's a large distinction to be made in that subgroup as well. So like I said, it's mostly about playing something linked to an IP, be it Marvel or something that's trending in YouTube