On Monday at Adobe Max 2013, the company announced that it is saying goodbye to traditional physical media and is going cloud-only. With Creative Cloud, a subscription based service, Adobe is essentially ‘future proofing’ themselves by making everything available in the cloud. The company is also making its entire Creative Suite available through a subscription based model, starting at $49.99 a month.
Adobe also announced a series of exclusive updates to products in the suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro. The new versions of the products have been affixed with CC (Creative Cloud) instead of CS.
With Adobe’s focus on the cloud, the company said it will allow them to bring more frequent updates to users. The apps are still the same, but Creative Cloud will bridge the gap between the two.
With the ditching of the Creative Suite, this gives Adobe time to work on just Creative Cloud. With the tightened focus, the company will be able to crd`the new experiences and make its products more valuable.