Pete Hines From Bethesda Announces Retirement

October 16, 2023 by Alex Novichenko

Pete Hines, one of the key executives at Bethesda Softworks, has officially announced his departure from the company after nearly 25 years of service, using Twitter as the platform to make this announcement. In his statement, he expressed:


"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 in my life, exploring interests and passions, donating my time where I can, and taking more time to enjoy live."


Pete Hines initially joined Bethesda Softworks in 1999, taking on the role of Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications. In October 2022, he was promoted to the position of Head of Global Publishing. Throughout his time with the company, Hines played a pivotal role and, alongside Todd Howard, became one of the most recognizable figures associated with the studio known for iconic franchises such as Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.

The announcement of his retirement comes roughly a month after Bethesda released Starfield, the studio's first entirely new intellectual property in a quarter-century. The game achieved significant success, attracting 10 million players in less than three weeks after its launch on Xbox and PC.