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Backbone One – PlayStation Edition Is DualSense for iPhones

The new PlayStation-themed apparatus is perfect for playing PS4 and PS5 games via Remote Play.



In a new collaboration between PlayStation and the popular mobile gaming apparatus brand Backbone, Backbone One – PlayStation Edition finally sees a DualSense-style controller adapted for the mobile gaming market. Announced by Backbone CEO Maneet Khaira on the PlayStation Blog, Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is ideal for playing PS4 and PS5 games via Remote Play on iPhone.

Described as “inspired by the design of the PS5 console’s DualSense wireless controller, all the way down to the transparent face buttons and its visually distinctive, floating appearance”, Backbone One – PlayStation Edition “feels right at home” among other PlayStation accessories such as the Pulse 3D headset.

Backbone One – PlayStation Edition user interface.
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The new apparatus is unfortunately only announced for iPhone at the moment, and since the regular Backbone One supports both iOS and Android, it’ll be shame if the PlayStation Edition does not eventually follow suit. Regardless, the device will work well with the PS Remote Play app, allowing PlayStation gamers to play their favourite PS4 and PS5 titles on a handheld device so long as their internet connection is able to support it.

It’s a far cry from a dedicated handheld PlayStation device, but Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is a step in the right direction. Downloading the Backbone App will enable a “customized PlayStation experience… such as custom glyphs representing the iconic PlayStation shapes and the ability to browse hundreds of game titles”. The app will be updated regularly to showcase new and upcoming PlayStation releases.

Check out the official announcement below to see a short trailer and read more about the new mobile gaming apparatus. For more PlayStation news on Goomba Stomp, make sure to take a look at the new PlayStation ‘Let’s Play Indies!’ series, as well as the PlayStation Stars customer loyalty program that Sony has promised will not incorporate NFT technology.

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