Activision working with Torn Banner Studios in collaboration with Mercenary Technology.
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.
PC version is delayed until January 27, 2015.
Features a 1TB hard drive, Sentinel Task Force iconography and a themed controller.
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.