Cubase Element 8?

Hello,
I downloaded the free trial version of Cubase Elements 7 and I want t to buy the full version. My question is, Should I wait until the Element 8 is realesed? and, of course, will there be an Element 8 release? if so, When?
If I buy the 7 now, would I have access to a free update to 8?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Ernesto.

I would like to know this too, I have cubase 8 but have put elements 7 trail on my nephews computer so before the trail period is up and he buys the licence for 7 elements it would be good to know if I can get a boxed elements 8 first.

Yes I would like to know if there is an intended release date for Cubase elements 8. I urgently need to replace Cubase LE (winxp) with something similar that works on win8. :question: