To address an increasingly web-based society that games, Epic Games and Mozilla teamed up to port Unreal Engine 3 to its umpteenth platform, the open (plugin-free) web, leveraging WebGL 3D API. Such a port could not only drive casual web-based games, but also serious graphics-intensive ones. The running idea here, is to make the underlying software platform irrelevant.
An Unreal Engine 3 port to the web could spark off a near revolution in web-based gaming, which is transitioning from environments that require third-party browser plugins such as Adobe Flash and Java RE. Mozilla comments: