PlayStation-Licensed Backbone One iPhone Controller Announced

Available Starting Today

Sony has revealed on the PlayStation Blog its next step into mobile gaming with the announcement of a PlayStation version of the 2020 mobile controller for iPhone, the Backbone One. The device sticks to the aesthetic of the PS5’s DualSense controller in both looks and PlayStation’s classic face buttons with the exception of the Backbone One’s asymmetrical control stick arrangement.

When it comes to size, the clamp-like structure of the controller is compatible with smaller devices like iPhone 13 mini and bigger iOS devices like the iPhone 13 Max. When attached iPhone users can play their PS4 or PS5 games on the go through Remote Play which streams your PS4 or PS5 console to your mobile device.

You can also use the mobile controller on other streaming services like Apple Arcade, Xbox Game Pass, and Google Stadia but just be warned that the buttons won’t match up. Backbone’s PlayStation-licensed controller is set to feature comfortable grips, trigger responsiveness, lightning passthrough charging,  3.5mm headphone audio passthrough port, and more.

The PlayStation-licensed Backbone One controller will cost $139.99 CAD and is available starting today in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, and the UK. A wider release to release the iPhone accessory in other markets is being planned at a later point. At this point in time, the mobile controller is only available to use on iOS but with an Android version of the regular non-PlayStation version of the black Backbone One coming this November it may be only a matter of time.