A good friend of mine just shared a great link with me and I figured I'd post it here for everyone to check out. Adobe recently released a white paper which outlines their plans for the future of the Flash platform. After reading through it, I'm pretty excited about the direction they're going; specifically in regards to gaming.
The document discusses updates to the existing Flash and AIR players, as well as the next iteration of ActionScript: "While Adobe is working on releases for 2012, including 11.2 and the subsequent 2012 release, we are also modernizing the Flash Player code base in order to ensure that the Flash runtimes meet the needs of developers over the next five to 10 years."
They are also quick to point out that the jump to the next version of ActionScript, currently named ActionScript Next, will be "significantly less burdensome than the move from ActionScript 2 to ActionScript 3."
Needless to say, this is definitely worth a read if you're a serious Flash developer. Check it out!