Update: FarmVille $5.99 subscription fee [not] coming soon

farmville free no more? sad cow hopes not
farmville free no more? sad cow hopes not

[Update] This rumor (see below for details) was squashed by Zynga, who told us that they were "Definitely not true."

Almost 90% of the 700 people who voted in our poll said they would not pay to play FarmVille, so many virtual farmers will probably be breathing a sigh of relief.

The idea of a subscription model of some sort is still not that unthinkable, maybe as another version of the game where all of the premium items are unlocked, would appeal to those who are already spending big bucks in the game.

Rumors that FarmVille will soon charge players a monthly subscription to play have been popping up for some time, and today, we discovered more detailed information on a new pay-to-play version of the Facebook farming game.

Fan site FarmVille Freak reports that one player sent an email with the following information: "Zynga has announced that as of March 31, 2010, FarmVille will no longer be available in its Beta version. The game will be available for a subscription fee of $5.99 per month and will include additional levels above 70..."