Creator didn't want 'responsibility of owning a company of such global significance'.
Has the power to unite people and reach new gamers across multiple platforms, says Xbox boss Phil Spencer.
Notch and fellow founders Carl and Jakob are leaving to work on other projects.
PC version requires more time to "ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible".
Improved lighting, shadows, textures and characters shown in comparison shots.
PS4 took the majority share with 46 per cent, Xbox One managed 36 per cent.
Get your usual amount of PS4 freebies on top of DriveClub.
PC version is delayed until January 27, 2015.
At least one retail PS4 title yet to be announced, advert reveals.
Microsoft still to provide an update on Xbox One sales figures, despite console being on a "positive trajectory".
First 6-player Raid to begin on Tuesday.