Pete Hines is retiring from Bethesda Softworks

Pete Hines

Pete Hines, the Vice President and head of publishing at Bethesda Softworks announced his retirement from Bethesda Softworks earlier today.

As the head of publishing, Hines has worked on the marketing and public relations for multiple Bethesda games over his 24 years with the company; these include Fallout 3, Fallout 76, Starfield, and more.

You can read his retirement announcement below:

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,

Bethesda meanwhile, responded humorously with a gag doctor’s note excusing Hines from work and prescribing him “ongoing treatment” in the forms of video games.

Bethesda Softworks is known for creating The Elder Scrolls series of games, and also secured the license to the Fallout franchise with which they developed Fallout 3Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.


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