Earlier this year, Mojang announced a new edition of its popular game called Minecraft: Education Edition. It’s really not that different from the Minecraft game that millions of people across the globe love but it does have some features that are aimed towards students. It’s not meant as a proper education product but as something that can play a positive role in the classroom. Mojang today confirmed the Minecraft: Education Edition release date.
The Microsoft-owned company has confirmed today that Minecraft: Education Edition is going to be released on November 1st for all computers that are running on Windows 10 or OS X El Capitan.
This edition of the popular Minecraft game has already been available in an early access version for free but that’s going to end when the official release takes place on November 1st. The full Minecraft: Education Edition game is going to cost $5 per user, per year.
Mojang has said that more than 35,000 students and educators have taken part in the early access program and have provided the company with valuable feedback which it has used to further improve the experience. The feedback has come from diverse learning environments including a STEM summer camp in New York to classrooms across the globe.
Minecraft: Education Edition features all of the updates that have already been released for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. This particular version also gets a companion app which educators can use to manage the game’s settings and communicate with students.