Bungie and Activision announced the introduction of the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for Alexa, giving players the first-ever Alexa voice integration in a live game experience. The Destiny 2 Ghost Skill, voiced by the in-game Ghost’s voice actor Nolan North, is available now for Alexa customers to enable, free of charge, through the Alexa app.
The Destiny 2 Ghost Skill serves as a premier companion for Destiny 2 players, creating brand-new ways to interact with the game. Therefore, players can say, “Alexa, ask Ghost to…” with a variety of utterances — from “…tell me which friends are online,” to asking “…what should I do next?” giving recommendations for what to play next based on players’ real-time current progress, to “…call for back up,” which offers an easy way to interact with friends in their clan to enhance the social experience of Destiny 2, to “… equip my Raid loadout,” equipping players’ favourite weapons and armour for a number of different gameplay activities, to learning more about the world and characters of Destiny 2 with a request like, “…tell me who are the Red Legion?”
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision, said:
“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. The Destiny 2 Ghost skill is the first of its kind. It’s also the most innovative and immersive gaming experience to date on Alexa. We’re excited to give our community of players new ways to play Destiny 2. The lines between in-game and out-of-game have been blurred in an incredible new way.”
Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa, added:
“Alexa is now part of the Destiny 2 experience. We’re excited for what that means for Destiny 2 players and the future of games and voice technology. 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.”
Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie, concluded:
“Destiny 2 players being able to interact with a physical Ghost paired with an Amazon Alexa is just a really fun and unique idea. With our partners at Activision, it’s been exciting to develop this project into a rich, useful skill worthy of Amazon’s Alexa.”