Mozilla introduced at present that its Firefox Reality VR browser shall be the default browser on all HTC Vive headsets.
The web firm first unveiled the Firefox Reality VR browser final April, touting it as a better means for producers to combine and adapt a browser into their headsets. At its launch in September, Firefox Reality was obtainable for Oculus Go, Daydream, and HTC headsets through the Viveport retailer. Moving ahead, it will likely be the default system browser for all Vive VR headsets.
The announcement coincided with a bunch of HTC VR bulletins at CES in Las Vegas, together with a brand new native eye-tracking toolset for the Vive Pro platform; a brand new subscription-based VR app service known as Viveport Infinity; and a brand new standalone headset known as Vive Cosmos.
Today’s information additionally comes just a few months after Mozilla expanded Firefox Reality assist past English and into seven new languages, together with French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (simplified and conventional), Japanese, and Korean.
While all the fundamental VR headset makers already supply their very own browsers, Mozilla is clearly pushing itself as the cross-platform customary in VR internet looking — turning into the default browser on HTC Vive headsets is a notable step in advancing Mozilla’s ambitions for Firefox in the burgeoning VR enviornment.
“Virtual reality is one example of how web browsing is evolving beyond our desktop and mobile screens,” famous Mozilla’s chief R&D officer Sean White. “Here at Mozilla, we are working hard to ensure these new platforms can deliver browsing experiences that provide users with the level of privacy, ease-of-use, and control that they have come to expect from Firefox.”