Microsoft have announced today that they will be adding a new Education category to the Minecraft Marketplace … with free educational content players and parents can download.
Taken from Eurogamer … In a message to the Xbox community, Microsoft’s gaming boss Phil Spencer has reassured fans the company is working hard to ensure its online gaming services remain rock solid during a period of “unprecedented demand”.
Many people have turned to video games as a method of entertainment and escape during the global coronavirus crisis, which has been reflected in a surge in online gaming and retail game sales.
“I have previously stated that I believe gaming has a unique power to bring people together, to entertain, to inspire and connect us, and I believe that’s even more true under these unique circumstances,” Spencer wrote. “Many are looking to gaming to remain connected with their friends while practicing social distancing, and we are seeing an unprecedented demand for gaming from our customers right now.
“We understand the important role gaming is playing right now to connect people and provide joy in these isolating and stressful times, and our teams are working diligently to ensure we can be there for our players.
“To that end, we are actively monitoring performance and usage trends to ensure we’re optimising the service for our customers worldwide and accommodating for new growth and demand.
“While these are unprecedented times we are living in, I have no doubt that we’ll come through this experience stronger than ever.”