The web just became a much friendlier platform for beautiful, high-quality games, thanks to the latest advances in web technologies and Epic’s ongoing collaboration with Mozilla.
THE SCALE OF THINGS TO COME
Epic then demonstrated Unreal Tournament 3 in HTML5 at the Game Developers Conference and released Epic Citadel on the web running in HTML5.
Developers can now achieve fast performance that rivals native while leveraging the scale of the web, without the additional costs associated with third-party plug-ins. Bringing visually stunning, performance-intensive games to billions of people on the web is now a reality.
The app’s benchmarking mode has been a big hit with the community as well. Many users have posted screenshots with readouts of 150 fps and higher.
To try Epic Citadel for HTML5, download Firefox Nightly at nightly.mozilla.org and then visit unrealengine.com/html5 for a preview of the future of gaming on the web. Instructions on how to unlock the framerate are located within the FAQ.
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