Backbone and PlayStation® partner to release new controller

July 28, 2022  •  2 min read

We are thrilled to share that we have partnered with PlayStation® to release the Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition.

The look and feel of the Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition was brought to life by our design team in collaboration with the brilliant minds at PlayStation®. The elegant colors, materials, and finishes are all 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. It feels right at home with the other products in the PS5 lineup, like the PULSE 3D headset, which you can connect directly to the Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition.

Backbone One is the gaming essential for PlayStation® on iPhone. If you have access to broadband internet, plug an iPhone into the Backbone One and instantly start playing your PS4 or PS5 games with the power of the PS Remote Play app—whether that’s out and about or even elsewhere in the home*.  With the latest update for PS Remote Play, the controller locks your iPhone in landscape orientation for better viewing.

Backbone One also works wonderfully with App Store games and other game streaming services that support controllers, including Genshin Impact, Fantasian, Call of Duty: Mobile, and more. Players can download the Backbone App for a customized PlayStation® experience.

Inside the app, you'll see various PlayStation® integrations, such as custom glyphs representing the iconic PlayStation® shapes and the ability to browse hundreds of PlayStation® titles.

Players will also find a dedicated row inside the Backbone App with new releases and updates from PlayStation®.

Backbone One is powered by your iPhone device, so charging is not required. For more information about the Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition, please check out to learn more.

We are thrilled to release Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition and we can’t wait for PlayStation® fans around the world to get their hands on it. The Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition will be available in North America, Europe, and Australia & New Zealand at launch. We hope you’ll enjoy it.

*A PS4 or PS5 console is required to stream your games to other devices. Remote Play can be used with a mobile data connection or Wi-Fi. Broadband internet with at least 5Mbps is required. For a better PS Remote Play experience, a high-speed connection of at least 15Mbps is recommended using either Wi-Fi or mobile data connection. Titles that require PlayStation® VR or other peripherals such as PlayStation® Camera are not compatible with PS Remote Play. Availability of DualSense features such as audio output and haptic effects vary when using remote play on Android, PC, Mac, iPhone, or iPad; some features may not be available.