Firefox 22 Launches, Supports Unreal Engine 3
Mozilla has finally launched Firefox 22.0, bringing BananaBread goodness to the masses. The company pointed this out in a blog on Tuesday, reporting that this latest stable release delivers HTML5-based 3D gaming, video calls and file sharing to the web – no annoying plugins or third-party software needed. Oh, did we mention it supports Epic's Unreal Engine 3 too?
The release notes also show that Firefox now follows display scaling options to render text larger on high-resolution displays. HTML5 audio/video playback rate can now be changed, and social services management has been implemented in the Add-ons Manager. Asm.js optimizations have been enabled for major performance improvements, the company said.
"Mozilla is pushing the boundaries for what is possible on the Web today and proving the Web is the best development platform with advancements like these that improve interoperability and end fragmentation," the company said. "We created BananaBread as a game demo built using all of these Web technologies Mozilla pioneered, including WebGL, Emscripten, asm.js and WebRTC, to show how you can deliver high-end 3D multiplayer games while still maintaining a fast and stunning experience."
The latest Firefox browser can be downloaded here.