Adobe has announced that it will release version 11 of its Flash player and version 3 of its Air runtime in early October. Both boast better performance for 3D gaming, and Adobe says the duo are 1,000 times faster than Flash Player 10 and AIR 2.
The big question is whether this improved performance will be enough to convince developers to build Flash-based apps as more platforms decline to support Adobe technology and favor HTML5 instead. Recently, Microsoft announced that its Windows 8 Metro interface will not support Flash, and Apple also blocks Flash from its devices. On the other side, Adobe proponents say that HTML5 is not all that it’s cracked up to be, and the vast majority of PCs used today support Flash technology.