Have you ever wished you could talk to your game without the need for a headset? Well if that game happens to be Destiny 2 and you happen to have an Amazon Alexa you’ll be able to! During the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference, a Destiny 2 Alexa partnership was announced. If you own an Alexa and you have the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for Amazon Alexa you can ask Alexa to ask Ghost to perform certain actions for you. Examples of what you can ask Ghost to do with Alexa include asking what to do next, calling for backup, and telling you which of your friends are online.
It is available for Alexa customers now completely free of charge through the Alexa app and is compatible with all Alexa devices. This partnership is the first of its kind for the games industry. Speaking on stage about it CEO of Activision Eric Hirshberg said, “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.”
While the Vice President of Amazon Alexa, Steve Rabuchin added, “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.”
If you like you can also get the limited-edition Ghost Speaker which is compatible with Alexa devices. It is available for pre-order now and will be available on December 19th.
This, of course, isn’t the only bit of Destiny 2 news that has come out recently. Here’s our take on the State of Destiny 2 blog post.
Source: Press Release