Today we are announcing Animate CC, previously Flash Professional CC, which will be Adobe’s premier web animation tool for developing HTML5 content while continuing to support the creation of Flash content. Adobe Animate CC will be available in early 2016. In addition, Adobe will release an HTML5 video player for desktop browsers, which will complement Adobe’s support for HTML5 on mobile.
This is Adobe finally admitting that Flash is dead, or at least dead for everything except “web gaming and premium video,” which is a start. The Flash creation app has a new name and a new focus on HTML5.