PS Remote Play still exists, and Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is just the reminder we needed.
While not on par with Xbox Cloud Gaming, PS Remote Play lets you stream PS4 and PS5 games on the go using your smartphone’s mobile data. That wasn’t always the case, but a PS5 firmware update last year added the feature. So gamers aren’t stuck at home tethered to their consoles with pseudo-portable gaming sessions. And now they can keep the brand with Backbone One – PlayStation Edition.
Revealed in PlayStation blog (opens in new tab), the DualSense-inspired iPhone controller is just the regular Backbone One with a new paint job. Everything else is exactly the same as the black version. Including the layout, which mirrors the Xbox Wireless Controller more than the DualSense. Well, almost. As an official PlayStation controller, the face buttons display the four PlayStation symbols instead of the Xbox controller’s lettered face buttons.
An iPhone with DualSense clothes
Backbone CEO and founder Maneet Khaira confirmed that the PS5 controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback were not built into the controller. This would negatively affect the Backbone One’s “size, ergonomics and weight”, he said. Digital Trends (opens in new tab).
“I love the DualSense, it’s one of our all-time favorite controllers,” said Khaira. “This product is distinctive because it’s primarily used on mobile devices that have smaller form factors and are therefore subject to their own unique restrictions.”
The Backbone One – PlayStation Edition can accommodate as many iPhone models as the original black variant, thanks to the adjustable rail. Because it’s practically identical. Hypothetically, you can use this official PlayStation colorway with your iPhone and boot up Game Pass for laughs and fun, if that’s your thing. But the entries will likely knock you out thanks to the PlayStation’s face buttons.
Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is now available for purchase in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands, with Sony promising that releases in other countries are on the market. . way. The price is $99.99 (opens in new tab) / £99.99 (opens in new tab) / AU$ 179.99 (opens in new tab).
An Android version (opens in new tab) Black variant of the Backbone One is available for pre-order, shipping in November. But there is still no indication of an Android PS Edition on the website.