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Firefox Reality wants to bring the ‘whimsical web’ to VR

September 18, 2018 / Janko Roettgers

Have you ever been surfing the web and found yourself wishing it was pressed up against your face in a pair of VR goggles?Yeah, neither have we. But this morning, Mozilla officially launched Firefox Reality, a VR-powered web browser that does just that. The phrase “VR web browser” rolls off the tongue well, but what does that really mean?To get a better idea of what Mozilla has in mind, we visited the company’s office in Portland and went hands-on with Firefox Reality.We donned an Oculus Go, with controller in hand, and started up the Firefox Reality app. Unsurprisingly, the app launched into a virtual environment (this one was some sort of mushroom cave), with a familiar floating window in front. Mozilla’s vision of browsing the web in VR feels a lot more like an app store than a web browser like Chrome or Firefox.This home window offers a few different categories for finding VR web content, curated by the folks over at Mozilla. There wasn’t a ton of cont...