Sony PlayStation shapes its first iPhone controller with PS5-inspired design

Equipment news Sony PlayStation shapes its first iPhone controller with PS5-inspired design

Published on 29.07.2022 at 08:33

To play PS4 and PS5 games via PS Remote Play on iPhone, you can now invest in an official accessory offered by Sony: Backbone One – PlayStation Edition.

The PS Remote Play mobile app lets you stream PS4 and PS5 games whether you’re at home or hundreds of miles away, as long as you have a strong internet connection. But to enjoy it in the best conditions, a smartphone is not enough: you must have the right controller.

It is to meet this need that Sony has teamed up with the Backbone brand to offer its Backbone One – PlayStation Edition controller, an accessory that could very quickly become indispensable for PS Remote Play fans.

Sony Backbone Controller

A small important detail: Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is only compatible with iPhone. If you’re playing on Android, you may want to target Backone One for Android, which doesn’t display PS5 colors. If you have an Apple terminal, you can use the controller to both play PS Remote Play and enjoy other games, as Sony clarifies that its use is not limited solely to this service.

If the design of this accessory is reminiscent of the DualSense, the PS5 controller, many players have noticed the asymmetrical joysticks, and this is not to everyone’s taste. For our part, this controller can’t help but make us think of the Razer Kishi V2, the principle of which it takes.

There is no battery in the controller as it is powered directly from the iPhone. It can modulate its size depending on the terminal and has a Lightning connector.

What is the price of Backbone One – PlayStation Edition?

The Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is now available for sale on the Backbone website for €119.99. This accessory comes with a 3-month trial on Discord Nitro and a 1-month trial on Apple Arcade.

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