Dumb question, but I would assume that I am still eligible to renew my R12 MSA after they have announced the next version?
NOTE TO THOSE WITHOUT THE MSA: the move away from 0.5 releases may not bode well for those looking to upgrade WITHOUT an MSA. Remember that MAXON would always charge more for a 0.5 to full point release than for a full point to 0.5 release. I can only imagine what the pricing will therefore be for an R12 to R13 release. Therefore, if you have R12, I would STRONGLY recommend that you get the MSA. If you don't have R12....my heart goes out to you.
Yes, you're eligible to renew your MSA until Release 13 begins shipping. As you suspect, the MSA offers significant savings in relation to the upgrade pricing. For those who don't have R12 or the MSA, MAXON is running a special this month that can help you get on the program.