As we reach the end of the PS4 and Xbox One's life cycles, it's worth wondering what these consoles will be remembered for.
Sure, each had a host of great experiences that pushed the limits of modern technology, but perhaps more than ever, the two consoles welcomed a whole host of controversial problems.
From frequent microtransactions to unfinished games that somehow made it to storefronts, this generation has been crammed with scandals and issues of all shapes and sizes. However, with the next generation on the horizon, now is a perfect time to wipe the slate clean and eradicate some of the industry's biggest issues.
It's not too hard to imagine a future in which these issues will be solved either. With Microsoft and Sony setting aside their rivalry to form a collaborative streaming partnership - and rumoured hardware seemingly bringing the power of a high-end PC to consoles - it's evident the medium is acknowledging its flaws, and eagerly preparing to patch them up.
There's still a long way to go, but let's hope the next generation turns over a new leaf and leaves its slate of issues in the past where they belong.