Mozilla and Oculus Rift – Virtual Reality Web!
Mozilla is celebrating Firefox’s 10th birthday very soon. The developer edition of Firefox was released earlier but now the full version has been launched and it is in a new color scheme with blue.
To celebrate the anniversary of a decade, Mozilla has decided to launch a virtual reality website which will be accessible through Oculus Rift headsets. The team has christened this site ‘MozVR’ and has claimed that it will be a portal to other websites compatible with Oculus Rift. This will also be accessible to users through a virtual reality enabled version of the Firefox browser. The main purpose of this website is to provide a platform where users can share their virtual reality web experiences. Another use for this is that developers will now have a creative hub where they can generate new ideas for their next virtual reality venture.
The developing team of MozVR has said that it is a completely immersive experience and won’t cause the consumer any discomfort while using it. To quote, it is “like being teleported from place to place”. That sounds like a pretty fun idea, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want a web + VR experience like that?
Mozilla has used open source tools to create this virtual reality website and has also posted that on Github, along with tutorials, different tools and the entirety of the source code. Another new venture they are undertaking is the Talk Chat Show Thing which is basically a virtual reality talk show, the first of its kind in the world. It will be presented from the rooftop of Mozilla’s main offices in the city of San Francisco.
One more thing that gives Mozilla a major grip (and also a giant step forward in the tech world) is that MozVR will render without any issues in Chromium; which is the open source version of Google Chrome. Virtual Reality Times will closely follow the progress of MozVR and update you about any new details, as soon as they are released!