Firefox Reality is retiring and Wolvic is Coming Soon. Mozilla is retiring Firefox Reality, a version of the Firefox browser based on Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Reality (AR). And the new AR / VR browser ‘Wolvic’ is coming soon to replace ‘Firefox Reality.
Retirement does not mean that Firefox Reality is completely lost. Another software developer, (Igalia -Open Source Consultancy and Development), used the source code of the Mozilla browser to build Wolvic.
According to the technology website Verge, Wolvic will be available in the second week of February. And in the next few weeks, Mozilla will remove Firefox Reality from the app stores.
In a blog post, Mozilla called the change “part of normal evolution.” They launched Firefox Reality in 2018.
Referring to the quality of WebVR and WebAR, Mozilla says, “We were at the forefront of building new technology.
In some cases, Mozilla is playing the role of host and incubator of these new technologies. With other technologies, we are finding companies where our projects can continue to evolve and contribute to the web.
Verge says Igalia has previously been involved in WebKit and chromium open-source projects.
Currently, Firefox Reality can be used with Meta Quest headsets, HTC’s VivPort platform, Pico VR headsets, and Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headsets.
The browser offers a full web-based AR/VR experience in addition to the conventional web page browsing through AR/VR headsets.
In recent years, the world’s leading technology companies have increased their investment in AR and VR technology. There is a lot of buzz in the market about Apple mixed reality headset.
On the other hand, market watchdogs are keeping a close eye on the presence of influential companies like Meta in this sector.