Courtesy of Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment, Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment & Unity

Welcome to Substance

Starting in June 2017, we will stop releasing major numbered versions.
For you, this means an uninterrupted flow of new features and content.
For us, this means a drive to push forward and deliver all year long.
Welcome to Substance!

Here’s what is and isn’t changing and how it applies to you:

Your Substance Live Subscription Transitions Automatically to Substance


Current offer

New offer
You have the latest release of the Substance toolset
for $19.90 each month
Always use the latest features of Substance Painter + Substance Designer + Substance B2M Yes Yes
30 downloads/month on Substance Source Yes Yes
Cancel at any time Yes Yes
Own a license After 16 months of payments
(Total cost: $320)
After 12 consecutive months of payments + $49
(Total cost: $289)
Version available when you own a license Previous major version Latest available release

What do you mean by "Latest available release"?
If you choose to leave Substance and own a license, you get the current release of the software.
This license is yours to keep forever. It will include hotfixes but you will not receive new updates.

What happens to the payments I’ve already made?
The payments you have already made will be converted into months that can be applied to get the current release.
If you’ve made 8 months of payment on Substance Live, these will count as 8 months of consecutive payments should you want to get the current release.

Why do I now have to pay 12 consecutive months to own a license?
Previously, no matter if you paused or not, you would only be entitled to the previous major release.
You are now able to get the very latest release at the end of your subscription term and that's why we ask in return for 12 consecutive payments.

What happens if I pause my subscription before I have paid 12 consecutive months but come back later?
You may pause / cancel your subscription at any time. However, if you want to own licenses and paused your subscription before paying 12 consecutive months, this period will start from scratch when you return.

What If I just want to do some rental under the new system?
This is still possible, as you can quit Substance whenever you want.
You should pay $49 when you quit only if you want to own a license. This offer is available if you have been paying for 12 consecutive months.
You don't have to pay $49 if you don't want to own a license.

What If I just want to purchase a stand-alone license under the new system?
Stand-alone and one-off licenses now include 12 months of free updates instead of upgrades to a specific major release.
You always get a full year of updates no matter when you purchase your license, which is a fairer system.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

If you have an Indie license of Substance Designer 6, you will receive updates up to June 30, 2018.

If you have an Indie license of Substance Painter 2, you will receive updates up to September 30, 2017.

What happens after the updates end?

You own your license when you purchase it and you keep it when your updates end.
If you want to get another 12 months of updates, there are 2 solutions:

Subscribe to Substance
$9.95/month for 6 months, then $19.90/month

Purchase 12 months of updates for $75 per software
You keep the software at the end of the 12 months.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!