Pete Haynes, senior vice president and head of publishing at Bethesda, announced via his social media channels on Monday that he is leaving the company.
“After 24 years, I have decided that my time at Bethesda Softworks is coming to an end. I will retire and begin a new and exciting chapter in my life,” said Hines.
Heinz wants to “explore new interests and passions” and devote more time to “enjoying life.” It was not an “easy” decision for him, but after an “amazing career” and the successful launch of Starfield, “it feels like now is the time.”
He added: “This is definitely not goodbye. “My love for Bethesda and its people has never waned, and I will never stop being a part of the amazing community we grew up in.”
“Thank you to the hundreds and thousands of fans I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with over the past 24 years. Your energy, creativity and support have been a huge part of my journey. I look forward to experiencing the next part of the adventure with them.”
“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’ve accomplished together, and I’m really excited to see the amazing things they create next,” said Hines.
In its own statement, Bethesda thanked Hines and highlighted the important role he played for the company.
“Pitt’s public presence was only a small part of his role at Bethesda, although the way he represented us translated into the values he upheld here: authenticity, integrity and passion,” the statement read.
His contributions have been instrumental in making Bethesda and its family of studios the world-class organization it is today. His vision has moved us forward and inspired us by his hard work. We are grateful for his 24 years of leadership and wish him well in this next chapter. We will miss you, Pete!
– Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) October 16, 2023