A few days ago Larry Jordan posted in his blog that Adobe will discontinue sales of CS6 after June 1, but the post has now been updated – it will only be the volume sales, rather than the whole CS6. So, it’s Adobe’s CS6 Cumulative Licensing Program (CLP) and Transactional Licensing Program (TLP) that will be halted (to learn more about TLP and CLP click here).
Here’s info from Adobe that Larry posted in his blog entry:
- Individual copies of all CS6 software will continue to be available for sale and download after June 1 on Adobe’s website.
- This message was sent to indicate that volume licenses of CS6 software will not be sold after June 1. (Though Adobe could have done a lot better job with the wording.)
- However, support for all CS6 products will continue past the June 1 date. “Support will continue as long as feasible – no firm date on dropping it, it’s all dependent on OS / Platform viability, so some ways off yet.”
- For those that need DVD / Blu-ray Disk authoring, “Encore CS6 will remain an entitlement to CC subscribers, there is no plan on changing that.”
- However, if you are not a CC subscriber, you would be well advised to purchase Encore before the June 1 deadline, if you see yourself needing DVD or Blu-ray authoring in the future, as the software won’t be available separately after the June 1 date.
This shouldn't come as a surprise, nor should a complete CS6 sales and support halt in the future, since the CC caught on rather well. To sum up: CS6 is still available for individuals and the support continues – for now, and there’s no info how long that’s going to be. We’ll keep you posted.