Depth and Detail
As we continue to introduce more data into our consoles, along with more memory and faster processing methods, the depth of games continues to increase. Whereas ten years ago a game might have simply allowed you to play tennis against a random opponent or football as one country against another, we now have so much depth that we can manage playing styles, budgets, clothing, press coverage and more. This kind of detail is intended to make the playing experience feel more and more like real life and can already be seen in many current games franchises.
Gameplay and Graphics
These are two more areas where sports games have become far more advanced in recent years. Graphics will continue to improve as teams of people work on the look and feel of games. Even in the best games out there are still glitches and the occasional unreal looking piece of action. As well as that, the artificial intelligence will continue to advance and make things such as tactics, player psychology and other areas become more like real life.
Motion Sensor Gaming
There are already consoles and games that offer motion sensors, but this new technology is still in its fledgling stages. Some people will not wish to be involved in the game like this, but in certain titles in tennis and more we have already seen this used to good effect. As well as being impressive and enjoyable, there are also health benefits of this, as the extra movement involved in motion sensor games can be good exercise and has even been marketed as a way of losing weight.