As Amazon's annual re:Invent cloud user conference rolls on, it has been reported that the company is set to unveil tools that will make it easier for its Alexa virtual assistant to be used in the workplace.
"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 Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said.
As such, the Ghost Skill is created to help players with specific tasks, like figuring out what to do next in the game, managing inventory, learning more about the world, and connecting with friends.
"Alexa, ask Ghost to equip my Strike loadout" - Once you've saved a loadout, you can ask Ghost to load it to the character you are now playing with.You can only equip a loadout outside of gameplay (e.g.in orbit, in social spaces, on loading screens or on character screen outside a game mode).
The new payment feature follows a new subscription feature also available on the Alexa device for certain apps, and comes after Amazon sold high numbers of its voice devices during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Amazon is far from the only major player in the voice control space.
Meanwhile, Destiny 2 critics have recently complained that there isn't enough to do in the endgame, which is the portion that takes place after players have essentially completed the storyline and start repeating gameplay to find rare loot and weapons.
Bungie put together a few short videos to show what Ghost can do when hooked up to Alexa.
Alexa for Business can help workers manage calendars, keep up with to-do lists, and make phone calls. A limited edition Ghost will be available for $89.99 on December 19 and requires an Alexxa-enabled device to pair it with.
The companies announced the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for Alexa today, which is available now for Alexa customers to enable through the Alexa app for free. While I'm not sure if it's worth paying almost $90 for a Ghost speaker that requires an additional Alexa speaker to work, it'd be a pretty cool item to have around the house I suppose.
The Ghost replica speaker is up for pre-order now and costs $89.99.
"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", says Peter Hill, AWS productivity applications director.