Adobe has announced changes to licensing of its Substance products. From November 2019 perpetual licenses will no longer be sold through the substance3D.com. Subscribers who started their contract prior to November have until October 31, 2020, to request a perpetual license under the existing rent-to-own scheme. Existing perpetual license owners will also be able to renew their maintenance until the same date.
From now on, Substance is only available through substance3D.com as a subscription that includes Substance Painter, Substance Alchemist, Substance Designer, and 30 downloads per month from Substance Source. Monthly pricing for the suite has not been changed but the annual Indie license was reduced to $219 from $239. Users with an existing Perpetual license are offered a discounted price of $149 if they take out a plan before 31 December 2019. This will not require the user to give up their existing perpetual license.
Despite not being sold on Substance3D.com, perpetual Indie licenses for Substance Painter and Substance Designer will remain available to purchase through Steam. The FAQ also makes a point of mentioning that Substance is not a part of Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps.