Hold up, you might not have to retire AnyDVD just yet. SlySoft is officially out for the count, but the developer has not only returned from its brief exodus as an entity called "RedFox", but it's also pushed out an update for its most popular decryption product.
It's a somewhat bizarre resurrection, as the company doesn't have much of an official website, instead relying on its old, though rebranded, forums to communicate.
On the topic of AnyDVD, it did indeed receive an update, with the application's changelog serving as a sort of introduction:
188.8.131.52 2016 03 01 - AnyDVD reborn! SlySoft is dead, long live RedFox! - This is an intermediate release, so old customers can continue to use their existing AnyDVD license to watch their discs. - This version can access the new RedFox Online Protection Database - This version will only work, if already own a valid AnyDVD license - For compatibility with 3rd party programs, AnyDVD will still use "SlySoft" for directories and registry paths - It will replace an existing SlySoft AnyDVD installation - New (Blu-ray): Support for new discs - Some minor fixes and improvements
On the surface, it sounds like good news — it appears development will continue on AnyDVD, at least for now. However, going over posts from SlySoft / RedFox representatives suggests an uncertain future, so cautious optimism is advised.