PlayStation has partnered with peripheral maker Backbone to launch an officially licensed mobile controller for iPhone owners.
It’s called Backbone One – PlayStation Edition and looks like a kinda DualSense gamepad with a melon baller on one run.
It’s tempting to see Sony continue to push beyond the boundaries of the console sector, with the company working to bring a number of first-party titles to the PC platform and most recently a new hardware brand called InZone exclusively for PC players. is launching.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Backbone CEO Manit Khaira explained that the new gamepad will let owners more easily play PlayStation games on the iPhone via PS Remote Play.
According to Khaira, the device was inspired by the DualSense Wireless color design, and includes transparent face buttons, a matte white finish, and a “floating appearance” — whatever that means.
Khaira adds, “It feels right at home with other products in the PS5 lineup like the Pulse 3D headset, which you can connect directly to the Backbone One-PlayStation version.”
Naturally, the Backbone One is also compatible with other App Store titles that support the controllers, with Sony eager to keep the device as the go-to pad for mobile players who enjoy the plunge into popular releases. Huh jenshin effect And Call of Duty: Mobile,
Anyone who purchases the controller will be able to download the Backbone app (pictured below) and access a customized PlayStation experience, which includes various integrations and the ability to browse hundreds of compatible titles.
Notably, the Backbone One will draw power from the iPhone itself, which means users won’t need to worry about charging it before particularly long commutes or comfortable under-the-duvet play sessions.
Backbone was announced just hours after Sony revealed the next PlayStation 5 update will add more curation options and 1440p support when it eventually rolls out.