Minecraft education edition
aimed at teachers

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it was expanding its investment in Minecraft, the popular game it acquired for $2.5 billion in 2014, by building out a new version that would allow teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom. Today, Microsoft announced that “Minecraft Education Edition,” as this version is called, will become available in beta format starting in May.

According to Microsoft, the company plans on running a beta program with over 100 schools from 30 countries worldwide, who will be able to test to the software in their classrooms. The schools will help Microsoft work out the kinks by offering detailed feedback, allowing the company to make improvements ahead of a broader rollout.

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