Mozilla and Epic Games Team Up, Bring Unreal Engine Gaming To Your Web Browser

There’s no doubt that gaming on the Web has improved dramatically in recent years, but Mozilla believes it has developed new technology that will deliver a big leap in what browser-based gaming can become.

The company developed a highly-optimized version of Javascript that’s designed to “supercharge” a game’s code to deliver near-native performance, and now that innovation has enabled Mozilla to bring Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to the browser. “With this port, developers will soon be able to explore limitless possibilities when it comes to porting their popular gaming titles to the Web,” reads a Mozilla blog post.

BananaBread Demo
BananaBread Demo Screenshot - OpenGL-based demo previously released by Mozilla Demo Studio

Lava Room, a little warmer than the Living Room. Epic's Unreal Engine will likely prove more impressive.

As a sort of proof of concept, Mozilla debuted this BananaBread game demo that was built using WebGL, Emscripten, and the new JavaScript version called “asm.js”.

To top it all off, Mozilla says that it’s working with the likes of EA, Disney, and ZeptoLab to optimize games for the mobile Web, as well.