Sony exclusives and some 3rd party titles, along with select PC games are the ONLY games pushing tech and milestones IMO…Animation is cool and all but even Elden Ring has an incredible animation system with physics that make the combat feel realistic. The motion matching is cool though. I give props about that. R&C though is as basic as they come. 100% pure art direction. The SSD use in that game is only teleporting. Most game companies don't even have that as something they need in their own games.
Rendering is what everyone wants milestones in. And unfortunately, the consoles don't drive that initiative. Now since Sony games are coming to PC, perhaps they can innovate beyond what the 3rd party AAA studios do with their own PCs with high-end GPUs.