The web is a gamer’s dream. It works on any device, can connect players across the globe, and can run a ton of games—from classic arcade games to old-school computer games. The web could be the best platform for gaming, and Firefox is the the best browser for gaming. Here’s why.
1. The Web is Open
2. The Web is Connected (And Secure)
If you’re playing a game in a browser, you’re already online. You can play games with anyone in the world who has a connection. You don’t need to configure the networks yourself. Just log on and play with other people. Many web gaming connections are also more secure because they use standard security like HTTPS.
3. Firefox is Fast
We’ve spent the last few years rewriting Firefox from the ground up to make it leaner, meaner, faster, and more furious than ever. It can now use multiple processor cores and on your machine (or mobile device) to draw web pages super quick, and can tackle multiple tasks at the same time. It also runs WebAssembly faster than any other browser. WebAssembly is a lean, mean language (that we helped develop) that lets browsers run desktop programs. It’s key to gaming on the web. In fact, most complex web-based games run on WebAssembly, and it’s the best way to take a desktop game and put it on the web. The latest version of Firefox can download and compile (run) WebAssembly at the same time, making it super-duper fast.
Firefox also supports cutting-edge web gaming standards like WebVR and A-Frame, which bring virtual reality experiences to the browser.
4. Firefox Uses Less Memory
5. Go Play
Firefox is the fastest and most efficient browser for gaming. Don’t believe us? Try out some of these games and see for yourself:
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LEGO Online – Playing with LEGO IRL is awesome, but the toy maker has made some of the best console and computer games in the past decade. Now you can play some of them online.