On the ps3?
no way i thought going to be free.
Yup on Ps3. If you decide to get it for Ps4 you don't have to have PS+ to play it online. I can tell you now though that I have been playing the beta for FF XIV and man it is a really fun game. I'd say it' worth the sub price if that is one of the only games you'd be dedicating your time with.
It might go f2p in the future. Nowadays many subscription-based games fail and go f2p.
It will never go F2P. It has already been stated by Sqaure. FFXI till this day is still sub base and that game is really old and there are a lot of people that actually play it still.
Not to mention they need that money after having to go through the Rebirthing process. I'm sure it slowed them down with other projects they were working on.