Amazon Releases Alexa-compatible Ghost for Destiny 2


The Alexa voice assistant seems to be pretty much everywhere these days - in Amazon's own Bluetooth speakers, of course, living inside fancy lamps, helping smartphone users cope with their busy lives or allowing auto drivers to talk to their vehicles.

"Tens of millions of people already count on Alexa at home, in their cars and on mobile devices to answer questions, provide news and information and stay connected to friends and family", said Peter Hill, director productivity applications for AWS, in a statement. The emphasis on shared spaces in the blog post points to how Alexa for Business would sync multiple devices around a building or office space, streamlining workflows.

With the skill active you can ask your Ghost to do all sorts of things, according to Activision.

As mentioned above, Ghost can also be used to equip loadouts, such as telling Alexa to ask Ghost to equip whatever your most powerful weapon is - you can say it just like that, too. The Destiny 2 Ghost skill is the first of its kind and the most innovative and immersive gaming experience to date on Alexa. Sorry everyone that doesn't own an Alexa enabled device. "The lines between in-game and out-of-game have been blurred in an incredible new way." .

The device, which is a limited edition model, gives Destiny 2 fans a way to interact with Ghost, including exploring the game's universe and using voice commands for equipping loadouts.

Once you get past the creepiness of asking Alexa to play a game, this could be pretty fun. 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".

Echo Buttons will be released on December 19 and are available for pre-order now. The product line-up also features the Destiny 2 - Game + Expansion Pass Bundle at $89.99 SRP, the Destiny 2 - Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content at $99.99 SRP, the Limited Edition at $99.99 SRP, and the Collector's Edition, featuring a fully-wearable Destiny 2 - Frontier Bag, Expansion Pass, premium digital content and a Cabal-themed Collector's Box for $249.99 SRP.