Windows 8 Will Connect with Xbox Live
Of course, Microsoft was able to invest a lot of effort and resources to Xbox Live, because anyone who wants to play in a multiplayer online game have to pay a subscription fee. There are no other platform that Microsoft is in serious work on it.
However, users who are willing to pay to get access each month or per year will have a deeper experience for Xbox Live play. Last year Microsoft had launched a lighter version of the service that runs on Windows Phone platform.