Sony unveils its first official iPhone playback controller

Sony unveils its first official iPhone playback controller


Sony announces the launch of its first iPhone gamepad, the Backbone One. Developed in collaboration with custom brand Backbone, this controller inspired by the DualSense design will allow you to play your Playstation games on your iPhone, via the PS Remote Play app.

Credits: Backbone

While the PS5 has received a new update that includes the display of games in 1440p, Sony announces this Thursday, July 28, 2022 the launch of Backbone One – Playstation Editionofficially licensed phone pad for iPhone users.

It is neither more nor less than the Playstation stamp version of the super controller Backbone One for iPhone. Of course, the design has been modified and revised to be closer to the latest Playstation products, starting with the PS5 and especially the DualSense. “Colors, materials and finishes are inspired by the design of the PS5 console’s DualSense wireless controller, from the transparent effect of the keys to its distinctive floating appearance”. we can continue reading The Playstation Blog.

Best controller to play Playstation games on iPhone

Note that we also find in this special edition character keys Cross, Circle, Triangle and Square of the Playstation instead of the A, B, X and Y buttons of the Xbox. You will have understood, this controller is sold $99.99 (euro price not yet known) will allow you to play your PS5 and PS4 games on your iPhone (all models together) via the PS Remote Play app, whether you’re away from home or comfortably installed on your bed a few meters away. from the living room.

Indeed, it should be noted that the PS Remote Play software also allows you to play remotely via Wi-Fi or via 4G/5Gprovided it has a flow rate of at least 15 Mbps enjoy the best experience. Of course, the Backbone One – Playstation Edition controller will work well with games from the App Store or other game streaming services that support controllers such as Xbox Game Pass or Stadia.

iphone backbone controller
Credits: Backbone

An app dedicated to a custom-made “Playstation experience”.

In addition, users will be able to download Backbone App mobile app take advantage of aa tailor-made Playstation experience” including a section dedicated to Playstation news and updates.

As our colleagues from The Verge who were able to test the controller tell us, we find this ergonomics with small onions, and good handles, a logical and practical arrangement of buttons, a good response to the triggers and good functions such as electric charging. and 3.5mm headphone jack.

According to Sony, the Backbone One – Playstation Edition controller will be available in France, Canada, the United States and many other countries. For now, we still don’t have an official release date for France.