limbo - 7:42 pm on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
Today at the MAX conference we announced the latest generation of our creative tools now known as CC including Photoshop CC, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Professional CC, Edge Animate CC, and many others. As you may have noticed this announcement did not include updates to Fireworks CS6.
Over the last couple of years, there has been an increasing amount of overlap in the functionality between Fireworks and both existing and new programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Edge Reflow. At the same time we have shifted to focus our engineering teams on building smaller, more modular, tools and services for specific tasks in web design. Due to this overlap and as well as our change in our product development focus, we have decided not to update Fireworks to CC and instead will focus on developing new tools to meet our customers needs.
I used to love Fireworks, was probably the most intuitive of all the design software available back with MX suite. Then my workflow changed and I started using Illustrator more and more as it better blended the lines for a print & web guy - much like many other I should think.
I know there's a lot of fans out there who will be gutted, but probably not shocked by the news. They'd been decommissioning this one since the Macromedia takeover way back.