Mozilla Launches Open-Source AR/VR Web Browser

Mozilla has announced a new cross-platform, open-source web browser for standalone virtual and augmented reality headsets, called Firefox Reality. The company also announced that, during the initial development phase, the source code will run in Developer mode on Daydream and Gear VR devices as well.

In a blog post, Mozilla’s Chief R&D Officer Sean White wrote,

“Mixed reality is the wild west. 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.”

The company will release more details for developers in the coming weeks. You can read the original announcement here and take a look at an early build of Firefox Reality running on HTC Vive Focus below.