The Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is exactly the reminder we needed that PS Remote Play is still a thing.
PS Remote Play allows you to stream PS4 and PS5 games while you’re on the move using the mobile data on your smartphone, albeit it’s not quite as good as Xbox Cloud Gaming. This wasn’t always the case, but it was introduced by a PS5 firmware upgrade in 2017. As a result, with pseudo-portable gaming, users are not confined to their homes, linked to their consoles. And now that they have the Backbone One – PlayStation Edition, they can stay true to their identity.
The DualSense-inspired iPhone controller, which was unveiled on the PlayStation blog(opens in new tab), is just the Backbone One with a fresh coat of paint. Everything else is identical to the black variation. This includes the design, which more closely resembles the Xbox Wireless Controller than the DualSense. Well, almost. Instead of the Xbox controller’s lettered face buttons, the official PlayStation controller’s face buttons include the four PlayStation emblems.
The PS5 controller’s distinctive adaptive triggers and haptic feedback haven’t been included into the controller, according to Maneet Khaira, CEO and creator of Backbone. He told Digital Trends that it would have an adverse effect on the “size, ergonomics, and weight” of the Backbone One (opens in new tab).
One of our favorite controllers ever is the DualSense, Khaira stated. This product stands out since it’s largely utilized on mobile devices, which have smaller form factors and are consequently susceptible to special limitations.
Thanks to the movable rail, the Backbone One – PlayStation Edition can hold just as many iPhone models as the original black model. because they are almost similar. If that’s your thing, you could hypothetically utilize this official PlayStation colorway with your iPhone and launch Game Pass for fun. But the PlayStation face buttons will probably make the inputs confusing for you.
The Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is now on sale in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Sony has promised that releases in other nations are in the horizon. The cost is $179.99 (opens in new tab), $99.99 (opens in new tab), and £99.99 (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab).
A black Backbone Android version (opens in new tab) Pre-orders for one variation will begin arriving in November. However, there is currently no mention of an Android PS Edition on the website.