Adobe Brings 3D Gaming Support to Flash 11

Adobe plans to release Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 in October with 3D graphics support. Adobe is targeting Web-based game makers with Flash’s 3D support, and promises substantial performance improvements for 2D graphics, as well.

Flash, now in 3D!Flash, now in 3D!

According to Adobe, Flash 11’s 2D and 3D rendering offer full hardware acceleration support with up to a 1,000 times performance improvement compared to Flash Player 10. The new versions of Flash and AIR will also support Adobe Flash Access and Adobe Pass for video rental subscriptions.

AIR 3 will offer full fram rate HD video support on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via H.264 hardware decoding, and it supports HD video and 7.1 surround sound for television content.

Adobe will release the new versions of Flash and AIR some time in October, but a specific launch date hasn’t been announced yet.