Got an email to purchase 2019 upgrade and it's also stating upgrades are ending??? Is it going the dreaded "subscription" (rent, never own) model?!
After reading the many bugs and problems with 2019, very reluctant to move on to that one. I'd hate to purchase that 2019 upgrade and they leave it to die and NEVER fix it, but force me to SUBSCRIPTION after they take my money.
CorelDRAW Upgrades are Ending!
Now is your last chance to upgrade to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019. Later this year, upgrades will no longer be available.
Effectively yes. IF you want to be able to upgrade at the upgrade price you have to maintain a subscription. Otherwise you will have to buy the full version.
Personally I think Corel will be shooting themselves in the foot. People will look at the problems with this release and think, I'll wait and see if the next is any good, and maybe wait till 2021, save myself 2 years of subs and if the 2021 version is worth it then i'll just have to pay the full version price. But the problem for Corel is that the new versions are never worth the full version price. Very little new functionality and lots of new bugs.
I'd put money on them reversing the decision sometime mid 2020.
And realisitically 2019 isn't going to get fixed. The days of 4 service packs have long gone. The 2019 bug fixes will come in 2020 and 2021, and even then only if the bugs get enough traction, i.e. lots of people reporting them. The yearly cycle was a really bad move IMO. Too much gets left for a new version to fix, and we get little by way on new functionality each time.
No. CorelDRAW will not be a subscription model only. Nobody will force you to subscribe. You can buy the next version (the box version) as always, and use it for a lifetime without paying anything extra.
The only thing that will end is the discount for previous versions. In the present, if you have, for example, X3, X4, X5, etc., you can buy CorelDRAW 2019 at half the price (approx.). This discount will not be available from the next version.
hywelharris said:Personally I think Corel will be shooting themselves in the foot.
That's exactly right.
It's a wrong information. Read my answer, please.