novembre 30, 2017 - Activision

Activision and Bungie bring Amazon Alexa skill to Destiny 2, first of its kind for games-industry

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Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for #amazon #alexa is First-of-its-Kind for Video Games,Lets Players Ask #alexa and Ghost to Perform In-Game Tasks
Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for #alexa Available for Free to All #alexa Device OwnersSpecial Limited-Edition #destiny2 Ghost Compatible with All #alexa Devices
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – November 30, 2017 – #bungie and #activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of #activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced the introduction of the #destiny2 Ghost Skill for #alexa, giving players of one of the best-selling video games of 2017 to date* the first-ever #alexa voice integration in a live game experience**. Revealed on stage by Tom Taylor, senior vice president, #amazon #alexa and Byron Beede, Activision’s senior vice president of Product Management for Destiny at the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the #destiny2 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 #destiny2 Ghost Skill serves as a premier companion for #destiny2 players, creating brand-new ways to interact with the game, 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 #destiny2, to “… equip my Raid loadout,” equipping players’ favorite weapons and armor for a number of different gameplay activities, to learning more about the world and characters of #destiny2 with a request like, “…tell me who are the Red Legion?”
”The Ghost serves as your guide and companion in #destiny2 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 #destiny2 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 #destiny2 with the Ghost skill and Limited-Edition #destiny2 Ghost. The lines between in-game and out-of-game have been blurred in an incredible new way.”
“Alexa is now part of the #destiny2 experience, and we’re excited for what that means for #destiny2 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 #destiny2 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.” Also announced is the Limited-Edition #destiny2 Ghost, a WiFi enabled Ghost speaker which is compatible with #alexa devices to bring the look and sound of the Ghost from inside the game into the real world. The Limited-Edition #destiny2 Ghost is available for pre-order now at an SRP of $89.99, and can be purchased separately as a companion to #alexa devices. The physical Ghost is not needed to use the free #destiny2 Ghost skill, but the game and an #alexa device are required. The Limited-Edition #destiny2 Ghost will be available on December 19, 2017.
Destiny 2 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and #pc at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The product line-up also features the #destiny2 – Game + Expansion Pass Bundle at $89.99 SRP, the #destiny2 – 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 #destiny2 – Frontier Bag, Expansion Pass, premium digital content and a Cabal-themed Collector’s Box for $249.99 SRP. The #destiny2 Ghost skill for #alexa was developed by #activision and #bungie, with support from AKQA.
For more game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels on Facebook and @DestinyTheGame on Instagram and Twitter. The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net, Facebook, @Bungie on Twitter, Instagram and www.Twitch.tv/Bungie on Twitch.