Microsoft To Launch "Minecraft Education Edition" For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game
By: Sarah Perez
Microsoft is further expanding on its investment in Minecraft, bought in 2014 for $2.5 billion, by acquiring a learning game called MinecraftEdu for an undisclosed sum. The game, produced by a company called Teacher Gaming LLC, allows teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom, and includes a library of lessons and activities used to teach subjects including STEM, history, language, and art. Microsoft says it will use this acquisition to build out its own "Minecraft Education Edition," which will launch into free trials as of this summer.