Pete Hines Retires from Bethesda After 24 Years at the Company

    A momentous career at Bethesda comes to an end.

    Pete Hines retires after a near 25-year career at Bethesda, the developer confirmed. He posted a message on his Twitter announcing his retirement and hinting at his plans after retirement.

    Pete Hines joined the company in 1999 as the head of Bethesda’s marketing department. Later, he became the company’s vice president and further head of public relations. Over the years, fans have appreciated his contributions to the company as he often takes the stage during Xbox/Bethesda conferences to present the company’s future. It is unknown who will take his position in the company.

    Pete Hines Retires After Twenty-Four Years

    On his official Twitter page, Pete Hines posted the following message:

    After 24 years, I have decided my time at Bethesda Softworks has come to an end. 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 has been such a big part of my journey. I look forward to experiencing the next part of the adventure alongside you.

    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.

    Love you guys,


    At the time of writing, Pete Hines has not yet announced his replacement after he retires. More information will likely surface over the coming weeks and months. Lastly, Bethesda’s recent game Starfield is available now on the Xbox Series X|S and PC.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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