The company Mozilla introduced the technology ASM.js, which, in the opinion of its developers, will create a web-application that rivals the performance of traditional programs written in traditional languages ??for target operating systems.
As the first result of their work, Mozilla showed a prototype of a game called Citadel based on the Unreal Engine 3 ported to ASM.js. The performance of this prototype was a completely acceptable, and in conjunction with the Web RTC protocol for real-time communication between instances of the browser opens the possibility of creating full games with powerful graphics and social functions.
There is another reason why the Mozilla developers are so eager to increase the speed of browser games, and that reason – Firefox OS. Last year and a half we are actively working to transform the popular browser to the mobile operating system. The company wants to increase the popularity of Mozilla future platforms, including through the games that will run faster and be less expensive to develop. Although the technology currently ASM.js optimized for browsers Firefox (the official version of the technology will be incorporated into the serial Firefox in June this year), in the near future the authors intend to ensure its full compatibility with other browsers. If the development of technology ASM.js connect and others, including the author of Chrome, and Apple and Microsoft, the world of browser games can change dramatically in the near future.