Mozilla and Unity today announced new deployment tools bringing Unity-authored games to the Web without the need for plugins, thanks to technologies including WebGL, a Web graphics library and asm.js, a supercharged subset of JavaScript. Unity’s WebGL add-on will be made available with the release of Unity 5.0 later this year.

To demonstrate this technology in action, Unity and Mozilla are showcasing a preview of the popular game, Dead Trigger 2, running in Firefox at near-native speed. Check out the video clip below! It appears that you'll be able to play games on the web without plugins at near-native speeds very soon. We can't wait to try this out ourselves to see how smooth the gameplay is in person.