Mozilla and Epic Games have together released a new video that shows the Unreal Engine 4 running straight out of the Firefox browser without any plug-ins and shows Epic’s previously shown Suls and Ninja demos running at what are almost native speeds.
The video showcases not just high end 3D, HD visuals, but also Epic’s side-scrolling simplistic 2D “Swing Ninja” demo, to give you an idea of the flexibility of the engine.
This technology has reached a point where games that the user can jump into via a web link are now almost indistinguishable from ones they might have had to wait to download and install,” Mozilla exec Brendan Eich said.
“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.”
Take a look at the video above and tell us what you think in your comments.