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Pete Hines Announces He Is Leaving Bethesda After 24 Years

Pete Hines, head of publishing for Bethesda Softworks, has announced that he is leaving the company after 24 years with the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls publisher.

Speaking on Twitter, Hines revealed that he is retiring from Bethesda to “begin an exciting new chapter of my life exploring interests and passions,” nothing that it was not an easy decision to make.

After 24 years, I have decided my time at Bethesda Softworks has come to an end,” he wrote. “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.

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Thank you to the hundreds and thousands of fans l’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.

Bethesda is now part of Microsoft Game Studios after its parent company, ZeniMax Media, was snapped up by the Xbox format holder in 2021. The company’s latest release was Starfield, which came out on September 6 and attracted 10 million players by September 19, making “the biggest launch in Bethesda history.”