Anyone who has browsed the web in VR understands that new ideas are needed to update it. Simply moving 2D windows into our headsets creates something functional, but it’s far from optimal. Mozilla hasn’t been sitting around building a WebVR-like browser add-on that turns it into a VR platform for Gear VR, Daydream, Cardboard, and PC-based VR systems.

Now, with Firefox Reality, the browser designed from the ground up for standalone VR headsets like the Oculus Go and HTC Vive Focus is on the way.

What’s new in the Firefox Reality browser?

Reality Firefox will run on Vive Focus

On April 3, 2018, Mozilla released a news bulletin announcing Firefox Reality, «a new web browser designed from the ground up for standalone VR and AR headsets.»

The roundup contains information about upcoming updates and what we can expect from the team behind this new browser. According to Mozilla, these updates include:

  • Details of the design process, from paper sketches to typeface mockups
  • Brief information about Firefox Reality on various headset previews
  • New opportunities for artists, designers and developers of immersive experiences
  • Servo integration along with experimental WebGL graphics API extensions
  • Experimental computer vision pipeline using WebAssembly
  • Device, gestures, and voice interaction features

How can I use Firefox Reality?