To take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, future versions of Cinema 4D will not support Windows 7 or Windows 8 anymore.
"We’re letting you know about these changes before they go into effect so you can plan for updates to legacy systems," the company said in a press release.
Parent company Maxon said the move was made in order to concentrate its development efforts on the most recent versions of operating systems to allow it to focus development efforts on the features and functionality most requested by our community and ensure peak performance on the latest hardware advances as well.
Consequently, to take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release and future versions of Cinema 4D will not support Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Mac requirements will remain at MacOS 10.13.2 or newer.
"We recognize the challenges in maintaining a studio infrastructure, but it’s important to note Microsoft discontinued mainstream support for Windows 8.1 in January 2018 and Windows 7 support ended in 2015," Maxon said.
For more information on Windows support, visit the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.