Playstation is developing an AI that will mimic the way you play your games so that it can play them for you. Sure, we still can't pause an online game but I guess this is the next best thing.
Also, the leaks were true and Sony WILL be introducing a video streaming service for PS Plus members. It'll be called PS Plus Video Pass and will be tested in Poland only for the next year.
Finally, Nintendo is still playing catchup when it comes to an online ecosystem but if you're a fan of Super Mario Party then you'll be pleased to know that it got a major update to its online play. This shouldn't be news in 2021 but it's Nintendo.