Head of publishing at Bethesda Pete Hines has announced his departure from the studio after a 24 year run that began in 1999. Hines made the decision public via social media, saying “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.”
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) October 16, 2023
Hines went on to thank those he has worked with at Bethesda over the years as well as “the hundreds and thousands of fans I’ve gotten to meet and talk to.”
Hines’ announcement comes just over a month following the release of Starfield, Bethesda’s latest major release which was years in the making. (See what the critics had so say about Starfield in our review roundup). There was no mention in the post whether Hines’ retirement will take effect immediately.
Hines closed out his announcement by saying “I’m incredibly proud of everything we have done together, and I’m genuinely excited to see the amazing things they will create next.”