Adobe has just announced substantial changes in upgrade pricing and policies for their very popular Creative Suite software.
For several years, the company has offered a “three-versions-back” upgrade policy – meaning anyone who owned a prior CS product up to three major versions back would be eligible for discounted upgrade pricing when moving up to the latest release.
Adobe now says that will be ending.
Starting in 2012 when CS6 comes out, Adobe will be changing to a “one-version-back” policy – meaning to receive a price break when upgrading to CS6, you need to already be on either CS5 or CS5.5.
So, what does this mean for anybody still running CS2, CS3, or CS4? Basically, if you want to upgrade later or have been waiting for CS6, it will cost you full price.
If you want to stay current and do not have CS5 or 5.5, Adobe is offering a 20% discount through December 31, 2011, which will qualify you for upgrade pricing when CS6 is released.