Even if it fails, by the time you have decided on another licensing model, a lot of the people here would have moved to the obvious contender - fusion3.
Clickteam is releasing it this year, so it will be interesting to see what happens.
Putting asside clickteam's better game in pr and all that...
Not only do they have the native exporters that everyone here is crying about, have an improved event sheet that is going to surpass or at least be on par with construct's, but they are sticking to the classic licensing that everyone is comfortable with. None of that renting nonsense
You guys are literally imposing a challenge to your loyal customers - at a time when the competitor is presenting the solution to it.
Nobody likes this type of subscription type DRM, because it feels like purchasing a trial of a product and not the actual product.
Can't you meet your community somewhere in the middle? Locking them out of updates is one thing when the cash flow stops, but locking them out of being able to edit their own projects is just painful
Yes you dont hold their files hostage, but really you are - they wont be able to edit their game until the next payment is made.
You could at least offer them something for paying for the first time - something that will keep them around - otherwise you have no lure to put on the hook that is supposed to take them to a place where they are loyal customers of the cloud service.
With game engines a lot of the quality of an engine is the community and the contributions they make to it.
If construct3 locks out current and potential contributors with this license, the popularity of the engine will be harmed. Who will then make you shaders and plugins, tutorial videos and demos?
The more features you add to it, the more it will become incompatible with construct 2 - which will not take long.
Ashley and Tom -- when you release and start selling construct 3, will you continue to sell construct 2 licenses alongside?
If you are so adamant https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d4/63/b9/d463b92e3a943ea82ecea4a3e6c3ec6c.png on trying this license model, It's in your right to do so, regardless of how much it will disappoint the users.