One of the key members of Bethesda Softworks, Pete Hines has announced his retirement from work. Having worked with superhit games such as Skyrim, Fallout 3, and the most recent Starfield, Hines has taken the decision to leave the company.
Pete took to X (formerly Twitter) with a statement:
He mentions that it has been a hard decision for him. And, after a successful career and the launch of Starfield, he would like to devote more time to enjoying life while exploring his interests and passions. Pete shows gratitude to Bethesda Softworks and mentions that his departure from the company is on lovely terms, and he would still be supporting Bethesda and its incredible community.
For most of Pete’s career, he worked with Bethesda Games, from starting as SVP of Global Marketing and Communications in 1999 to his recent promotion to Head of Publishing. Over the years, he became one of the most recognizable faces in the company.
According to his LinkedIn Page, Pete developed marketing and PR plans for all products, worked with the press to generate media coverage, and oversaw packaging, ads, websites, commercials, and related materials. He was also responsible for managing departmental staff and external agencies.
Following Pete’s statement, Bethesda followed up with a message from them.
“His (Pete Hines’) contributions have been integral in building Bethesda and its family of studios into the world-class organization that it is today. His vision helped push us forward, and his hard work inspired us,” says Bethesda Softworks.
After Pete’s departure and the first major rearrangement following their acquisition by Microsoft, it will be interesting to see who takes up the role to carry forward the studio’s legendary legacy.