Alexa abilities are ever evolving. It has become a daily companion to its owners, allowing them the ability to accomplish tasks by uttering a simple phrase. However, we have yet to see any gaming related applications – until today. Activision and Bungie announced that they have created “the first-ever Alexa voice integration [within] a live game experience”†. The Destiny 2 Ghost Skill, voiced by the Destiny’s in-game Ghost voice actor Nolan North, is available now for customers to enable, free of charge, through the app. The Destiny 2 Ghost Skill will give players a new way to interact with the game. By simply beginning a phrase with “Alexa, ask Ghost to..” players can ask Alexa to do a variety of interactions from “..tell me which friends are online” to “…equip my Raid loadout”.
“Alexa is now part of the Destiny 2 experience, and we’re excited for what that means for Destiny 2 players and the future of games and voice technology,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “Gaming is an example of where voice can create a more engaging experience in a natural and delightful way for customers. Rather than interrupting gameplay to navigate menus, players can just ask Ghost through Alexa to help with certain tasks. Players love the Destiny 2 experience, and now Alexa can make it even more immersive and fun.”
In addition, players are also able to preorder a Limited-Edition Destiny 2 Ghost, which is a WiFi-enabled Ghost speaker which is compatible with Alexa devices. It brings the look and sound of the Ghost from inside the game into the real world. The Limited-Edition Destiny 2 Ghost is available for pre-order now for $89.99 and will be available on December 19, 2017. The Limited-Edition Destiny 2 Ghost can be purchased separately as a companion to Alexa devices. The physical Ghost is not needed to use the free Destiny 2 Ghost skill, but the game and an Alexa device are required.
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