When it comes to closing a certain chapter in your life, ideally you want to go out on a high note. For people in the creative industry, this can be a very difficult time to determine. After all, as long as those creative juices are flowing, you feel compelled to keep going. But all things must come to an end eventually, and that certainly rings true today. News has just broke that Pete Hines, one of Bethesda’s longest-serving veterans, is retiring from the company after 24 years of service.
Pete Hines Retires from Bethesda
Bethesda Softworks was founded in 1986, meaning that’s been around for the better part of 40 years. For more than half of those years, Pete Hines has been leading the publishing team through the highs and lows of the company’s growth. However, it seems he is now ready to move on to a new chapter in life.
According to a report by Eurogamer, Hines released a statement that his retirement will be the start of an “exciting new chapter” where his main goal will be “taking more time to enjoy life.” This is a pretty big announcement considering that it’s following the massively successful launch of Starfield, which is now just a little over a month old. While people may be divided in terms of reception, the game has done very well financially, and Hines could be viewing this as a time to go out on that aforementioned high note.
Considering his 24 years of service, Pete Hines has been around some of Bethesda’s most popular releases. He was there for all the new Fallout games from at least Fallout: New Vegas, and was around for the explosive wonder that was The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Despite the recent disappointment of Redfall, Hines was part of hyping up and launching the highly anticipated and well-received Starfield. With that done, it seems he’s already got a handle on retirement as he says goodbye to Bethesda.
Working in the gaming industry can be highly demanding and stressful, all for the aim of creating something popular and profitable. Pete Hines has been around for many of Bethesda’s biggest hits, so he’ll likely retire with peace of mind.