Mozilla, Epic and Unity are bringing AAA games to browsers with HTML5 & WebGL

Mozilla, Epic and Unity are bringing AAA games to browsers with HTML5 & WebGL

Great news guys!

During the GDC (Game Developers Conference) Mozilla has announced that in the near future developers will no longer need plugins to export games within a web browser.

Thanks to a strong collaboration with Epic, Unity and other high-end video game engines for developers, they’ll bring high-end games to Firefox browser without requiring any plugin to port the game. How’s that possible? Well, with the use of HTML5 and WebGL! 
Did you have any doubts our old pal HTML5 was involved?

Something was already moving lately: the new Unity5 offers an HTML5 & WebGL export preview function and Epic has released an HTML5 exporter in beta for Unreal Engine 4.7 (you can read about this in our previous blog post).

 

See an example of Unity WebGL export below (impressive!):

 

We now expect to see an increasing support to WebGL also from other browsers like Chrome, Safari and by the brand new Microsoft Spartan.

We believe that Mozilla is going in the right direction and plugin-free web deployment will be soon in the hands of game developers working with these popular tools.

Everyone will be able to export their game in HTML5 and to publish it everywhere thanks to GamePix’s extended distribution. Join us!