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Minecraft: free educational content for young people in quarantine

The Minecraft Marketplace is embellished with a new section full of "educational experiences" free to download. Announced by Microsoft's Phil Spencer, the initiative was born to support young students forced into quarantine and social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new contents are therefore of the interactive experiences that allow you to learn while having fun through one of the most popular games in the world. Available until June 30, the educational content of the Minecraft Marketplace allows players to explore the International Space Station through a partnership with NASA, learn to program with a robot, visit famous Washington DC landmarks and more.

We live in an unprecedented moment. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on people's lives and is changing the way we spend our days. […] With hundreds of millions of children being forced home due to school closures due to Coronavirus quarantine provisions, more and more children are connecting online to spend time with their friends, to explore online worlds and learn by playing . For these reasons we have decided to release educational content for free for Minecraft.