Minecraft Adds FREE Educational Content for Stay at Home Students

Xbox head Phil Spencer has announced that they are adding some free educational content to the Minecraft Marketplace to help parents trying to home school their kids in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new content will allow players to explore the Space Station, made available through a NASA partnership. They can explore the Washington DC monuments and landmarks. Students can also learn what it’s like to be a marine biologist. This and much more will be available through June 30th for FREE.

“We understand the important role gaming is playing right now to connect people and provide joy in these isolating and stressful times, and our teams are working diligently to ensure we can be there for our players. To that end, we are actively monitoring performance and usage trends to ensure we’re optimizing the service for our customers worldwide and accommodating for new growth and demand.”

-Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox

Here is a link to the Minecraft Marketplace where you can get started on your new journey.

Source: Xbox News, Engadget, Polygon

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