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”.

Amazon Limited Edition Destiny 2 Ghost - Requires Alexa-Enabled Device

“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.

Feel free to read through the full press release on the following page to learn more.

GamerGal // Pop Culture Editor

GamerGal, more commonly known as Dani, is a Pop Culture Editor for Royal Flush Magazine. She is a lover of all things gaming. Her favorite game franchises include Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Kingdom Hearts, Halo, Dance Dance Revolution, and Rock Band. When not gaming, she’s navigating the dangerous waters of Web Development while having a long lasting love/hate relationship with IE7.