Bungie and Activision are teaming up with Amazon to bring Alexa support to Destiny 2.
Amazon’s Alexa is a powerful piece of software that allows users to control a variety of different apps and hardware with the power of their voice. While the software has been integrated with different products from different industries, we haven’t seen Alexa implementation within video games. However, that’s all about to change thanks to the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill, which is available now for Alexa customers through the Alexa app.
Destiny 2 Ghost Skill is a companion for Destiny 2 players that offers new ways to interact with the game. Players can tell Alexa to ask Ghost a variety of different things, including which friends are online, equipping your Raid loadout, and about the lore.
”The Ghost serves as your guide and companion in Destiny 2 the game, and now players will be able to bring that experience into the real world with them through Alexa,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “The Destiny 2 Ghost skill is the first of its kind and the most innovative and immersive gaming experience to date on Alexa. We’re excited to give our community of players, who are among the most-dedicated fans in the world, new ways to play Destiny 2 with the Ghost skill and Limited-Edition Destiny 2 Ghost. The lines between in-game and out-of-game have been blurred in an incredible new way.”
“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.”
“Destiny 2 players being able to interact with a physical Ghost paired with an Amazon Alexa is just a really fun and unique idea,” said Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie. He added, “With our partners at Activision, it’s been exciting to develop this project into a rich, useful skill worthy of Amazon’s Alexa.”
To celebrate the partnership between Activision and Amazon, a Limited-Edition Destiny 2 Ghost speaker will be released. This WiFi enabled speaker is compatible with Alexa devices and will be available on December 19 for $89.99. You don’t need this speaker to enjoy the Destiny 2 Ghost skill, which will be free to download.
Destiny 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The first expansion, Curse of Osiris, is out December 5.