Epic, Mozilla Partner to Bring Unreal Engine 4 to Firefox

Epic and Mozilla want to make the Web a true platform for gaming, and they’re bringing the Unreal Engine 4 framework to Firefox to do it.

In the above video, Epic and Mozilla offer a sneak peak of Unreal 4 running in Firefox at “near-native speeds,” and they plan to show off the technology in full at next week’s GDC 2014.

Browser-based games have traditionally been the red-headed step children of the gaming world, but one game, for me at least, proved the Web is a platform that can deliver amazing games. Specifically, Card Hunter, the brilliant blend of CCGs and table-top RPGs by Blue Manchu, was among my favorite games of 2013.

The depth is already there, now it appears Mozilla and Epic want to deliver AAA-like visuals to Web gaming in 2014, as well, and the early results look promising.

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1 Comment on Epic, Mozilla Partner to Bring Unreal Engine 4 to Firefox

rickshaw

On March 13, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Sounds like a plan. A good one :)