Developer Firaxis and publisher 2K Games have announced plans to release CivilizationEDU, a modified version of the turn-based historical PC strategy game Civilization V that will be used in schools as a teaching tool. CivilizationEDU will be launched in the fall of 2017. Another popular PC game, Minecraft, is already being modified as an education tool by Microsoft.
Firaxis and Take-Two are teaming up with the nonprofit education company GlassLab on CivilizationEDU. In a press release, Take-Two stated:
Microsoft is currently holding an open beta test for Minecraft Education Edition, with plans for an official launch in the fall of 2016.
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