ZBrush Perpetual Customers WIll No Longer Get Free Upgrades

ZBrush continues its transition to Maxon. 

Following the acquisition news, the ZBrush team updated its subscription policy revealing that perpetual licenses acquired after December 29, 2021, will not receive free upgrades. Previously, all the updates used to always be free, though the team always noted that licenses are entitled to one year of free upgrades. Now you need a subscription to get upgrades. 

"Perpetual licenses never expire.  You pay a one-time cost for your license and own it from that point forward.  Purchases of perpetual licenses after December 29, 2021, can only receive critical bug fix updates.  Feature upgrades would require the purchase of an upgrade license (pricing and frequency yet to be determined)," says the new license FAQ page. 

There's also a new upgrade page noting that subscription licenses automatically receive free upgrades while customers, who purchased a perpetual license after December 29, 2021, will now only get bug fixes. 

"ZBrush perpetual customers who purchased prior to December 29, 2021, are entitled to free updates for one year following their purchase. No free upgrades will be included for customers who purchased a perpetual license after December 29, 2021," states the upgrade page. 

Previously, Pixologic announced that ZBrush will be joining Maxon and their software ecosystem.

"The ZBrush team led by Ofer Alon (Pixolator) will continue to bring you the most cutting-edge innovations in digital sculpting. This commitment to excellence has been our philosophy since the inception of ZBrush twenty-four years ago. With the addition of the talented Maxon team and our combined know-how, the future for existing and new ZBrush users looks brighter than ever," wrote the team.

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Comments 12

  • SentinelForce -

    Not even a month before they confirm yes we will be doing exactly what you thought we'd be doing...

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    SentinelForce -

    ·4 months ago·
  • Lockett Brian

    Acquisitions are evil for end-users.

    That is all.

    0

    Lockett Brian

    ·3 months ago·
  • Igor Greent

    That took a while. Anyway, lets never support Blender coz its rubbish.

    0

    Igor Greent

    ·4 months ago·
  • Anonymous user

    This is very hard, Adobe bought Substance, and now Maxon bought Zbrush ... isn't that a monopoly?
    Let's support Blender.

    -1

    Anonymous user

    ·4 months ago·
  • Principal Artist

    Dear Maxon. I am used to Cinema 4D since 1998, visited user meetings and even took the invite to your 20th year anniversary party.

    There are reliable moves in life, and there are dick moves.
    What is yours?
    I think my dick move for 2022 is to try Blender's growing toolsets.
    Seems to be a reliable one, right?

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    Principal Artist

    ·4 months ago·
  • Anonymous user

    Maxon is turning into the next Adobe. I would have had no problems paying for upgrades if Maxon didn't get involved. Taking my money elsewhere.

    1

    Anonymous user

    ·4 months ago·
  • Anonymous user

    After reading a title I was like what the hell? but then I continued to read "Following the acquisition.." that was enough to understand what's up. Shame.

    1

    Anonymous user

    ·4 months ago·
  • Anonymous user

    Dude this feels like a SLAP in the face to the customer base. That is so fucked, how about a refund and I'll go to Blender or Nomad or anything else. Not even any kind of explanation.

    2

    Anonymous user

    ·4 months ago·
  • Anonymous user

    Dirty. Dirty all during 2021 Summit they hyped we haven't charged for an upgrade in 24 years. Big business Maxon can stick it. Blender and Nomad here I come.

    1

    Anonymous user

    ·4 months ago·
  • Anonymous user

    Dang

    1

    Anonymous user

    ·4 months ago·

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