Allegorithmic announced their approach to subscriptions called Substance LIVE. Refreshingly they do things slightly different than the “big players”. First, and this is huge, your subscription payments work towards a perpetual license. Once you reach the software price it will be yours to keep. Second, you can pause your subscription without losing your credit towards a perpetual license. In today’s volatile business that’s a blessing. Third, the subscription will get you a monthly Substance drop.