In addition to the subscription, most escape this payment method.
I mean... the subscription thing... I dunno how impactful it really is. It´s really not that expensive and basically exports to anything from the getgo (except Switch, sadly... But at least there is chowdren)
Gamemaker does export to Switch, for 800$ per year. I mean, we´re talking about 8 years C3 subscription money.
I feel like a lot of people get way to hung up on the whole "subscription" thing, no matter how cheap it actually is. Considering that a 2 hour visit to the cinema costs what... at least 10 bucks without popcorn? Translate this to a C3 license, unless you use C3 less than 10 hours A YEAR, you get easily more "hours per thing" out of C3.
But still, people hear subscription and get triggered. You literally have to not use it at all for an entire year to consider it anything close to beeing "wasted money". Doesn´t matter, it´s a subscription, reeeee.