Microsoft announced today that Minecraft: Education Edition will be available for purchase on November 1. This public release follows a months-long early access program during which 35,000 students and educators tested the product.
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Today, Microsoft is releasing the early access version of Minecraft: Education Edition to educators, meeting the schedule it had previously announced. This release gives educators a chance to install and try an early version of the experience for free.
Nearly two years after it was acquired by Microsoft, Minecraft sales have soared past the 100 million mark, with the game now selling at a pace of 53,000 units per year this year. Started as an indie game project, Minecraft is now one of the most successful video games of all time.
Microsoft has started its Minecraft: Education Edition beta testing. And while the school-related spin off is only officially available to schools and educators, we got bits and a first look at some of the changes made to the game.
Microsoft today revealed the pre-release schedule for Minecraft: Education Edition, with a limited beta version shipping in May and a broader Early Access program starting in June. Any educator will be able to download and try the early access version for free.
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