I dunno. D: I'm honestly surprised they haven't made it free yet, as old as it is. Maybe they don't want to invest the kind of work into it that it would require with a new player base? Though...I honestly don't know that I'd advocate making it free, as many obnoxiously rude players as I've seen in some other games that've gone free.
You know, I don't think it should be free. It should do the B2P model. Meaning Buy to play. You already ahve to spend 60 dollars or more to get it, and all fo its expansions. After that IT SHOULD BE FREE! As in no subcription model.
The only problem with that is it would get an awfull cash shop. Whilst I love Square and FF creators. They are not known for being a "the most loveing buisnessmen in the world". So I can only imagine that it could be a great shop, or a very evil one. I really Wish I could play the game though. I always have!
Its gorgeous even for being old, has great player "design". It's stories are unique, and you can really be something intresting. Unfortunetly I will never have the money to pay the sub fee for it. Ever...I can't stand sub-fees. I don't like haveing a bill for something I already spent 60 dollars on. lol.