Little heads up to y’all. This isn’t exactly news, but a confirmation of some worst fears. Now that Adobe has taken over Allegorithmic’s product line, Substance is no longer offered as a perpetual license. Your current perpetual license will remain valid and can be extended into next year, but it’ll be a pay to play situation from here on out. Effective immediately the only way for new users to get Substance is via subscription.
More over, it would seem that you can no longer get Painter or Designer alone. You’ll now have to subscribe to Substance Suite, which will set you back by $219/yr. So, if you were just using Painter alone and had grown accustomed to that $75/yr maintenance cost… Sorry. Y’outta luck. Your annual cost just about tripled even if you have no intention of using the other suite apps. As if we don’t already have enough subscriptions.
And the cherry on top of this delightful sunday? Substance won’t be part of the Creative Cloud suite.
TL;DR… Bye bye, perpetuals. Hello, pricier subscriptions.