The first info about the new Flash player (version 10) was released at the Adobe Max event yesterday. The features they displayed are right to left text (and other text enhancements), basic 3d abilities, and programmable effects (not dissimilar to shaders in 3d engines).
The 3d is quite basic, but will surely help the many 3d engines that are in development at the moment.
The programmable effects will also be helpful and could open up some interesting gaming possibilities in the same way that effects did when they were first released in Flash 8.
Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who also likes to build websites, and develop games. He also buys way too much Lego.