showing off a sneak peek of a couple of Unreal Engine 4 demos
running in Firefox with no plug-ins as a glimpse at the future of web-based
gaming, saying this works at
near letter quality
speeds." Here's a bit:
Mozilla and Epic Games have showed the power of
the Web as a platform for gaming
by porting Unreal Engine 3 to the Web and showcasing Epic Citadel, using
12 months, optimizations have increased the performance of Web applications
using asm.js from 40% to within 67% of native, and we expect it to get even
faster. This performance opens up new opportunities for giving users an
astonishing and delightful experience, from within their choice of Web browser.
Any modern browser can run asm.js content, but specific optimizations currently
present only in Firefox, ensure the most consistent and smooth experience.
“This technology has reached a point where games users can jump into via a Web
link are now almost indistinguishable from ones they might have had to wait to
download and install,” said Brendan Eich, CTO and SVP of Engineering at Mozilla.
“Using Emscripten to cross-compile C and C++ into asm.js, developers can run
their games at near-native speeds, so they can approach the Web as they would
any other platform.”