There are many incredible creators and developers who make up some of our favorite studios. However, some of these creators have formed almost a rockstar status amongst fans. The likes of Hideo Kojima, Todd Howard, and Cliff Bleszinski to name a few, have elevated themselves to the front of many projects. One such rockstar if you will, is Pete Hines from Bethesda. Often known affectionately as “Uncle Pete” by many fans, Hines has long been crowd crowd-facing figure for Bethesda for many years. Becoming a staple of Bethesda’s E3 conferences for several years. However, as announced today it appears that Hines will be stepping away from Bethesda.
Retiring After 24 Years
In a Tweet from his official X account, Pete Hines released a statement announcing his retirement from Bethesda. Hines had been with the company for 24 years originally starting all the way back in 1999 as a SVP of Global Marketing and Communications. Then Hines slid into the role of Head of Publishing after Microsoft acquired Bethesda in 2021. Now it appears Hines is very much looking forward to his retirement, to spend more time pursuing his hobbies and spending time with his family. As a long-time Bethesda fan it is sad to see Hines go, but I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. It will be interesting to see who Bethesda has to fill in his now departed role.
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