It is a tech demo of sorts to showcase the Babylon.JS project from Microsoft. The Babylon.JS open source framework enables games to be built using HTML5 and WebGL. It was announced in June of last year, but a new solution allows games to be played on any resolution or device.
Assassin’s Creed Pirates originally launched last December for mobile devices. The game sees players racing a ship through the Caribbean Sea while dangerous obstacles such as land mines. Naturally, it also features social options, allowing players to share their experiences and get other land lubbers on board.
You can check out the promotional video for the browser-based game below or you can make your way to the Assassin’s Creed Pirates website to try the demo for yourself.