Pete Hines Claims Bethesda Game Bugs Are Intentional

Pete Hines claims Bethesda game bugs are somewhat intentional as they kind of lend to player freedom in the game. The expert has asked the gaming company to keep a particular Starfield bug.

Bethesda Game Bugs Are Intentional

Bethesda Game Bugs Are Intentional

Pete Hines, the head of publishing at Bethesda as stated that the bugs of the game are inevitable and they ultimately enable the studio to lean into the freedom of players.

Hines in a recent interview with, discussed Starfield and the history of the studio with buggy games, as well as the reason the developer likes to prioritize player freedom over making a more technically perfect title, stating that it likes to embrace the chaos that some bugs could create in the process.

“Bethesda Game Studios has a reputation for things that happen in their games, yes,” Hines stated “The thing people miss far too often is that there is some amount of that which is intentional, meaning we embrace chaos.

“We could make a safer, less buggy, less risky game if we wanted to. But what we try to lean into is player freedom. Yes, there’s going to be some little things here and there where your companion might stand a little too close to you sometimes, yet the freedom you get, and the things that happen because of that, we absolutely love and embrace.”

Starfield Early Access 

Starfield reportedly launched in early access in the previous week for those who preordered the Premium Edition or the Constellation Edition of the game, and so far game players have been running into the usual bugs that Bethesda can be known for. But Hines however does not think that they are a problem for the overall experience.

“Of course there are bugs,” he stated. “But does it take away from your experience? Or do you have a consistent, fun game that you just can’t stop playing and experimenting with?”

Starfield Bug Users Don’t Want To Go Away

Hines however went on to say that there was a certain Starfield bug in question located in the pleasure city of Neon where a shark would get on an elevator. And when the doors get to open on ground level to reveal the shark, citizens would begin screaming and then start running away while the guards try desperately to kill it.

“I said: ‘Do not take this bug out of the game!’ I’m almost positive they did but I love that stuff,” he reportedly added.

Starfield Official Launch Date

The game Starfield officially launches on September 6 for Xbox Series X|S and PC. In TechRadar Gaming’s review of Starfield, Jake Tucker, editor in chief stated that: “Bethesda’s latest is a polished effort that offers the galaxy but doesn’t have any soul.”



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