Unreal Engine 3 heading to browsers as Epic and Mozilla team up

By Dave Cook
28 March 2013 12:23 GMT

Firefox developer Mozilla and Epic Games have partnered up to bring Unreal Engine 3 to browsers.

Announced at GDC, the deal stems from a desire to see triple-a gaming experiences become reality on browsers.

Mozilla shed light on its plans in a new blog post, which read, “To make these advancements, Mozilla developed a highly-optimized version of JavaScript that supercharges a developer’s gaming code in the browser to enable visually compelling, fast, 3D gaming experiences on the Web.

“With this technology we are also opening up the path for 3D Web-based games on mobile as JavaScript performance continues to close the gap with native. Today, we are excited to unlock this technology for high-performance games, by teaming up with Epic Games.

“By leveraging this new JavaScript optimization technology, Mozilla has been able to bring Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to the Web. With this port, developers will soon be able to explore limitless possibilities when it comes to porting their popular gaming titles to the Web.”

Here’s a video of Unreal Engine 3 running in a browser:

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What do you think? Could this potentially massive for the browser gaming scene? Let us know below.

Thanks GI.biz.

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