According to the sources, Adobe has announced that it will discontinue Shockwave. Shockwave player for Windows-based PCs will not be available for downloads starting April 9, 2019.
"As technologies evolve and the use of mobile devices has grown, interactive content has moved to platforms such as HTML5 Canvas and Web GL and usage of Shockwave has declined," Adobe wrote on its help page. The help page was earlier spotted by Ghacks.
Adobe Director, a tool for creating Shockwave content, and the Shockwave player for MacOS were both discontinued in 2017.
The company said Creative Cloud would be the best replacement.
In February, Adobe's Lightroom software for photo editing got an AI boost that offered a 30 per cent increase in image quality.