Pete Hines, Bethesda’s head of publishing and one of the publisher’s more recognizable faces at its showcases, has announced he is retiring from the Elder Scrolls studio after 24 years in a statement on Twitter this morning.
As for where Pete Hines goes from here, not much was revealed, but he says he is looking to begin a brand new chapter in his life where he can put more time into “exploring interests and passions, donating my time where I can, and taking more time to enjoy life.” Following the launch of Starfield, Pete Hines says this was not a decision he took lightly, but following the launch of Starfield, “it felt like the time is right” in ending his 24-year career at Bethesda on a high note.
“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 in which 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,” Petes Hines said in a statement.
To add to the retirement announcement, Bethesda posted its own statement and called Pete Hines’ contributions to the publisher an “integral in building Bethesda and its family of studios into the world-class organization that it is today.” Bethesda adds that Hines’ hard work and vision not only helped push them forward but inspired them along the way.
“Pete’s public presence was only a small part of his role at Bethesda, although the way he represented us carried over into the values he nurtured here: authenticity, integrity and passion. We’re thankful for his 24 years of leadership and wish him the best in this next chapter. We’ll miss you, Pete,” Bethesda said in a statement on Twitter.