Educational Minecraft Content Goes Free Until the Summer

By Alistair Jones on at

Minecraft is offering free educational content across its marketplace to help provide lessons to students who are out of school due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a post published yesterday, Mojang announced that lessons from Minecraft: Education Edition now exist within a new Education category on the game's marketplace. Those official worlds will all be free to play, but there are also ten lessons from featured creators, taking students through topics ranging from renewable energy to ancient Greece, featuring everything from logic puzzles to creative writing tasks.

The worlds will be free to download until June 30, but the discounted content is just part of Microsoft's efforts to help out. Xbox lead Phil Spencer addressed the community yesterday to say that the company was "actively monitoring performance" across Xbox Live to ensure it's able to meet an increase in demand for online gaming services.