@Bellsey - you are probably right.
Autodesk could however have given us all a little more notice & could have told us with some kind of centralized message. (Not a reseller notice from one German reseller, while my own current reseller for instance hasn't sent any memo yet).
The price increase is quite substantial, not a gradual rise of the pricing over a couple of years, but a one-off increase of more than 30 percent. That seems to be Autodesk's decision, not the EU's.
The idea that you can only buy extra years of subscription for the old price, if your subscription ends within the next three months doesn't necessarily sound very fair to me either.
Hardly anyone seems to notice, that Softimage has once again become the most expensive (exclusive?) software to maintain (not to initially purchase) of the Mighty Threesome (Max, Maya & Softimage), as "we" - for some totally unexplained reason - lack the option of a basic subscription, stuck as we are with the gold variant.
To me personally this price increase (and the way Autodesk didn't tell us, only a German reseller did) will make it hard for me to justify all this money I spend on what's just a hobby to me.
If I sound upset, that's true, but I'm not upset at you...