"As I mentioned previously, I believe that video games have a unique power to bring people together, to entertain, inspire and connect us".
"Many are looking to gaming to remain connected with their friends... and we are seeing an unprecedented demand for gaming from our customers right now", Spencer said.
"We live in unprecedented times", Spencer wrote. Families are trying to navigate the need to help their children with distance learning and balance that with taking time to have fun ... "This is not a simple task, so we want to contribute to help keep young minds stimulated and in shape".
"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", he said.
Earlier this month, Minecraft made the Minecraft: Education Edition available for free for teachers with a Microsoft 365 Education account.
All this new educational content will be launching today in the in-game store for Minecraft Bedrock and will be free to download until June 30th, 2020.
As well as learning about the ISS, kids will code with a robot, explore landmarks in Washington DC, build 3D fractals and learn what it's like to be a marine biologist. We're learning lots of new phrases like social distancing, contact tracing, and stop snacking just because you're bored. With that goal, Microsoft says that they are monitoring the performance of their services in order to accommodate "the increased demand".
These worlds also include lesson plans such as creative writing activities, building challenges and puzzles.
This includes a number of educational worlds, so that you can visit a blocky version of the International Space Station or the inside of a human eye. If you're curious about exploring these new worlds, you can get Minecraft via Android & iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows 10 PC, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Fire TV, Xbox One, Windows MR, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.