Fresh of Ableton Tweets:

Itís official, as of May 14th: Pluggo is dead, as Cycling Ď74 throw their weight into Ableton Live, and migrate their plug-in technology to the forthcoming Max for Live technology to be shipped later this year.

Peter Kirn has already blogged in some detail about what this might mean for the custom plugin ecosystem. Certainly, from a read of the official Cycling Ď74 forums, there has been a fair amount of hostility, partly (and justifiably) from users who have invested time and effort into other DAWs, partly (somewhat less justifiably) from those who regard Ableton Live as some kind of toy production environment for producing DJ loops.
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