Unity No Longer Supporting Flash

April 24, 2013 -

Middleware game engine technology company Unity announced this week that it will no longer support Adobe's Flash, saying that the company has all but given up on its technology. In a blog post, the company said that Adobe has moved on to other projects and has basically abandoned Flash at this point:

"We don't see Adobe being firmly committed to the future development of Flash. This is evidenced by the cancellation of Flash Player Next, the instability of recent Flash Player versions and by Adobe's workforce moving on to work on other projects," wrote the company. "By introducing, and then abandoning, a revenue sharing model, Adobe eroded developers' (and our) trust in Flash as a dependable, continuously improving platform."

"Developers are moving away from Flash, and while Flash publishing has gotten little traction, our own Unity Web Player has seen unprecedented growth in recent months," the blog post continued.

While Unity will no longer offer Flash licenses, the company promises to support those developers who have bought such a license in the past. Unity will no longer sells Flash development licenses from today but it will continue to support existing Flash license customers.

Source: GII

 


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Re: Unity No Longer Supporting Flash

Flash has always had problems (an animator friend can tell many a horror story) so it's rather unfortunate that, for a lot of people, it seems to be one of the only or most accessible options.

I wouldn't mind seeing it become open source myself, that could improve it's performance quite a bit in the long run.

Re: Unity No Longer Supporting Flash

Time to make flash open source.


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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Re: Unity No Longer Supporting Flash

"We don't see Adobe being firmly committed to the future development of Flash. This is evidenced by the cancellation of Flash Player Next, the instability of recent Flash Player versions..."

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Re: Unity No Longer Supporting Flash

Flash has been massively unstable since 1990-something when it first came out. There has never been a stable version of the Flash player.

Re: Unity No Longer Supporting Flash

The *recent* made me laugh, I won't deny it...

 
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