Epic Games and Mozilla Team Up for Browser Games

In what seems like the unlikeliest of partnerships, Epic Games and Firefox developer Mozilla have announced their plans to bring the Unreal Engine 3 to browsers. In addition to its engine, Epic Games is known for its Gears of War series of games.

The two studios broke the news at GDC, stating that their desire to see triple-a gaming experiences become a reality on browsers, which have long been home to only the most rudimentary of games—discounting the likes of Bastion, which is capable of running on Google Chrome.

Mozilla revealed details of its plans in a new blog post, explaining that they created a new highly optimized version of JavaScript to make Unreal Engine 3 games on the browser a reality.

“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.”

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