New open source asm.js effort gets a major boost from Epic Games and the end result could impact enterprise users for all browsers.
Gaming is among the most resource-consuming and complex of all computing tasks. Historically gaming has been the realm of native code running on bare metal operating systems, but thanks to a new effort from Mozilla, real gaming via a web browser is now a reality.
Vladimir Vukicevic, Engineering Director at Firefox and inventor of WebGL, explained to Datamation that gaming is an important target for the web platform. The importance only increases for Mozilla’s FirefoxOS mobile effort, which is set for full release this year.
“The web is ready for games and you can get the performance that developers eed and expect,” Vukicevic said.
“We’re out to support the web for the user,” Eich said.
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