Looking at the recent buy-outs in the development community over recent times (EA/Bioware etc) and towards the intentions of Microsoft and it's partner development studios to see what's coming up next year and beyond.
"Microsoft are very intelligent. They've managed to elevate online gaming from nerdy LAN parties to the mainstream, and they knew you would be willing to pay $50 a year for it. They were able to ship several million defective units when the system launched, and somehow they knew you wouldn't care(to some extent). Microsoft knows what we want, plain and simple. They know our price point, they know our demographic, and in my opinion they will continue to deliver, and maybe (just maybe) these shake-ups are part of something bigger"