Bethesda’s Pete Hines is Retiring

Bethesda’s Head of Publishing, Pete Hines, has announced his retirement after 24 years working for the Microsoft-owned publisher. Hines has always been the front of Bethesda in communications and events. Because of that, he gained popularity and became one of the notable people in the gaming industry.

“After 24 years, I have decided my time at Bethesda Softworks has come to an end,” Hines shared on Twitter/X. “I am retiring and will begin an exciting new chapter of my life exploring interests and passions, donating my time where I can, and taking more time to enjoy life. This was not a decision I came to easily or quickly, but after an amazing career, culminating in the incredible launch of Starfield, it feels like the time is right.”

“This is certainly not goodbye by any means. My love of Bethesda and its people has never wavered, and I will never stop being part of this incredible community we have grown. Thank you to the hundreds and thousands of fans I’ve gotten to meet and talk to over the last 24 years. Your energy, creativity, and support have been such a big part of my journey. I look forward to experiencing the next part of the adventure alongside you.”

Hines ended with: “Working with the amazing people, teams, and studios at Bethesda has been the greatest experience of my life. I’m incredibly proud of everything we have done together, and I’m genuinely excited to see the amazing things they will create next.”

Starfield is Hines’ first released under the Microsoft flag, and it’s hard to see such a great person leaving.

In our Starfield review, Kimberly stated “Starfield emerges as a stellar addition to Bethesda’s RPG legacy.”