Mozilla has finally released Firefox Reality, a web browser which is built completely for virtual reality. Version 1.0 of the web browser is available for free in Viewport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. It is also optimized to run on the newest standalone mobile headsets such as Oculus Go and Lenovo Mirage Solo.
Currently, you might have come across some sources saying that Firefox and Chrome are adding WebVR support. Firefox Reality is a web browser that you basically use entirely inside a VR headset. With the help of using a VR controller, you can visit URLs, search strings and also browse the 2D and 3D internet within the web browser without even moving your mouse.
The main purpose of this project is to make simply enjoy 2D and immersive content on the web as quick as possible. To enable this, the browser allows web search with a mic on your headset to neglect the use of any typing.
Mozilla has released version 1.0, however, it is finding some issues and questions. It’s built on VR, so it is very hard to achieve perfection. Hence, the firm is experimenting with the new product, hence it will fix issues and provide timely updates to all the users.
Mozilla has put a lot of hard work and efforts into the WebVR standard, hence various VR developers have good knowledge about the subject.
The web has just started focusing on VR. It is clear but miserable that huge content available in virtual reality has been organized in these big stores which ask you to sign-in, download and launch from your own library. However, this model has a lot of benefits for the stakeholders and developers.
Presently, a lot of factors are still needed to be considered to build web inside VR. There is certainly a huge amount of 2D content on the web, but soon we are observing that how much 3D models or live rendered virtual environments are increasing as a part of way sites run as browser owners such as Mozilla, Google and Apple are focusing more on AR/VR plays.
Mozilla states that a wide number of features which it wants to integrate in Firefox Reality soon, along with the support of bookmarks, 360-degree videos, and multiple user accounts.