Mozilla has this week unveiled a new cross-platform web browser in the form of Firefox Reality an open source augmented reality and virtual reality web browser. The new Firefox Reality browser has been built from the ground up for stand-alone VR and AR headsets. Check out the preview video below to learn more about what you can expect from the new browser and see it running on the HTC Vive Focus.
Mozilla Has taken its existing Firefox web technology and enhanced it with Servo, the companies experimental web engine. “Mixed reality is the wild west,” writes Mozilla research engineer Trevor Smith. “How do you type? How do you express emotion? How do you view the billions of existing 2D web pages as well as new 3D content? How do you communicate? Who maps the world and who controls what you see? Can we build on our work with voice recognition and connected devices to create a better browsing experience? We love tackling these questions. Everything is new again, and we are constantly building and experimenting to find the right answers.”
Mozilla hasn’t yet made available the new open source Firefox Reality browser to the public but you can expect it to roll out sooner rather than later. To stay up-to-date on announcements jump over to the official Mozilla Twitter account for updates.