From 2015 and until now many things happened in the hardware/gadget area. New CPUs architecture, new GPUs architecture, DDR4, VR and much more. But what about software area? Yes there where many good games out there released and even professional applications but they are any good?
Adobe is updating their cloud package software constantly, better and better. Autodesk, Pixologic and Microsoft too. But what about the lack of cracked software? Pixologic updated ZBrush to 4R8 and no torrent appeared by now. And that's not the only example. Software is less and less pirated, everyone is focusing on cracking games. Does it really matter? As I told you these 2 years many new games came out. Unfortunately, optimised games are a rarity. Only Witcher 3, DOOM and Rise of The Tomb Raider are in my opinion. Why not crack the others if you can and the big studios don't even care to optimise their games for PCs. Also they want to increase console games market sharing which is a stupid way of doing things. This have to change right now!
I even heard of people talking about how advanced are consoles and how old are PCs. It's the opposite bro! You think console games run better? Not really... Consoles still lack of good and latest gen components and so the studios are optimising the game for at least 30 fps and medium-high settings. Why do you think you can't change video settings on a console game? They want to manipulate you and not showing you the sad truth. And that's not all. That games run 30 fps because of the optimisations. Playing on a console connected to a TV and with a gamepad results in a huge frametime and they are trying to reduce this as low as possible.
What I'm trying to say is that hardware is as it's sweet spot, silicon reaching it's limit and more and more transistors being implemented. So there is a huge imbalance between hardware and software. Now software is bottlenecking the components and more and more guys with little programming knowledge are developing software. I think 2017 will be a huge step in humanity and we will see some great engines and drivers.