Adobe also announced that the company will focus creative software development efforts on its Creative Cloud offering moving forward.
Translation: We want you to pay us every month, instead of every few years.
While Adobe Creative Suite 6 products will continue to be supported and available for purchase, the company has no plans for future releases of Creative Suite or other CS products.
Translation: If you want new Adobe products you really don’t have a choice. It’s subscription or nothing.
Focusing development on Creative Cloud will not only accelerate the rate at which Adobe can innovate but also broaden the type of innovation the company can offer the creative community.
Translation: You’ll pay more, so it’s business as usual for us.
Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that provides users with access to download and install Adobe creative desktop applications; game developer tools and integration with the Adobe Touch Apps.
Translation: We’re just like cable television now. You pay for everything every month, forever, and there’s nowhere else to go.