Unreal Engine 4 support added to Firefox without plugins

Scorpus

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
Mozilla and Epic Games have teamed up to bring Unreal Engine 4 to Firefox, expanding on the various graphics libraries the web browser supports. Mozilla added Unreal Engine 3 support to Firefox back in March 2013, so it's no surprise...

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VitalyT

Russ-Puss
TechSpot Elite
Seriously?

Who would be crazy enough to invest resources as substantial as needed to develop a game - all for a single web browser with a shrinking market share?
 
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Guest

VitalyT@ Perhaps because it doesn't act like fracking spyware called Chrome?
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
Seriously?

Who would be crazy enough to invest resources as substantial as needed to develop a game - all for a single web browser with a shrinking market share?
But why Firefox? It's not as though it's the most popular browser around.
I have just one question for you guys. How would Mozilla increase market share/popularity, if they didn't improve or at the very least change something?
 

VitalyT

Russ-Puss
TechSpot Elite
I have just one question for you guys. How would Mozilla increase market share/popularity, if they didn't improve or at the very least change something?
By improving:
- Stability;
- Security + Privacy.
- Usability.

In other words, trying to reverse Chrome's success. People choose it not because it is from Google, but because it is a better product in those key areas, or at least perceived as such.
 
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Guest

Yes, you are right but.... Chrome is included in A LOT of installers ( a lot of people have it, but have no clue how, why). Also, the backing from Google, Google's power extends above only having a lot of money...
Regarding Firefox, while it is not my main browser, I tested it in the past and recent. Not bad actually, but this depends on a lot of factors (not referring only to Chrome)
At work, I am using Chrome, unfortunately, it causes a lot of issue, but when I've tried it at home and it worked great.
My real problem with Chrome, are the plugins, cool that you have everything handled by it, but horrible considering the long delay in updating it

Regarding Firefox and this new "feature". People actually play a lot in browsers. Having U4 engine native support does not necessarily mean that all the potential games will be high profile, intensive graphic etc

Last: innovation/ new developments/ new ideas are very very good, even if you are not directly impacted Just wait... Remember, a lot of stuff that you and me now take for granted in a browser (or software, or hardware) started as niche, that, at that moment seemed pointless for a lot of people.

We are not near a technological saturation.... still a form of stone age :)
 

treetops

TS Evangelist
I switched to chrome this year. Why? It's faster and more reliable. FF freezes up and slows down way to often. Which is really sad since it didn't used to that a few years.
 

Axiarus

TS Evangelist
I switched to chrome this year. Why? It's faster and more reliable. FF freezes up and slows down way to often. Which is really sad since it didn't used to that a few years.
Odd, I recently switched to the newest FF and I actually see an improvement over Chrome. Not to mention the whole privacy issues with Chrome.
 

treetops

TS Evangelist
Odd, I recently switched to the newest FF and I actually see an improvement over Chrome. Not to mention the whole privacy issues with Chrome.
Hmm I tried reinstalling FF and shutting down plugins/extensions to no avail. I loved FF for years idk whats up then.


Maybe FF uses more ram but I doubt it.