Google Chrome add-on gives first-person games more natural perspective-shifting controls

A new add-on for Google Chrome assigns perspective control to the mouse for 3D applications, such as first-person shooter games, giving players more fluid and unobtrusive view-shifting controls, reports the Chromium Blog.

Players can shift perspective without hitting the edge of the screen or moving outside the game window with a new tool called Pointer Lock JavaScript API, or Mouse Lock. The update will also benefit medical and scientific visualization applications, as well as training and other types of simulation programs running in Chrome.

Mozilla Demo Studio has put together a short first-person shooter demo, "BananaBread," to put Mouse Lock to the test. Players can boot up the demo at the studio's website.

Chrome users will receive the add-on with today's automatic Chrome update.

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