Seeing as how the PS4 was just announced and their focus on online services, it got me to thinking about the fate of Xbox Live. Now this is NOT an Xbox vs PlayStation thread, so please leave that at the door. This is simply a question of where do you see MS online service going, and if they'll be able to get away with charging for a fee again like they did this gen.
Personally the only time I spent with Xbox Live was a free month trial I got, and in my opinion I didn't see anything that was worth paying for. Seeing as how the PS4 will probably have cross-game chat (the Vita does) and they will probably expand PlayStation Plus to offer more deals and whatnot, I really hope XBL improves and offers something better than it does now (In my opinion at least).
Also what if PSN remains free, along with Wii U and Valves Steam Box online services? That would make XBL the odd man out and I don't know how they will entice consumers into paying for something that is free everywhere else.
But this is just speculation on my part. What do you think?