Introducing the Backbone One - DEATH STRANDING Limited Edition Controller

January 24, 2024  •  3 min read

Updated on January 30, 2024 - Sold Out

For Backbone’s first-ever game collaboration, we’ve partnered with the legendary Kojima Productions to bring you the Backbone One - DEATH STRANDING Limited Edition controller. 

This collaboration commemorates the release of DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT for iOS. The Backbone One controller features custom product and packaging designs that blend the innovative design of the Backbone One with the artistic vision of Hideo Kojima and his award-winning title, DEATH STRANDING. 

*Backbone One - DEATH STRANDING Limited Edition includes a free copy of DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT for iOS. Your complimentary copy of the game also gives you the ability to play it on iPad and Mac. 

The best way to experience DEATH STRANDING on your iPhone 15 is with Backbone! Tomorrow Is In Your Hands.

Designed in Partnership with Kojima Productions

Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind DEATH STRANDING and founder of Kojima Productions, is renowned for his innovative storytelling and game design approach. His collaboration with Backbone is a further testament to his vision of pushing the boundaries of gaming, blurring the lines between console and mobile experiences. 

Controller Features & Release Details

Only a limited amount of Backbone One - DEATH STRANDING Limited Edition controllers were sold globally. They are compatible with iPhone 15 and Android devices with a USB-C connection.

Backbone transforms your iPhone 15 or Android device into the ultimate gaming console. Snap in your phone and play any game or service that supports controllers, including Apple Arcade, Google Play Store, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or even stream from your Xbox, PlayStation or PC.

All Backbone One USB-C 2nd Gen controllers include magnetic adapters, which allow for even better phone fit and support for a large assortment of phone cases. The reshaped D-pad enhances responsiveness, resulting in superior feel and control across all gameplay genres. When combined with the Backbone app – which puts all of gaming in one place – it’s our most accessible gaming experience ever.

After its release on January 30th, 2024, Backbone and Kojima Productions quickly sold out of the Backbone One - DEATH STRANDING Limited Edition Controllers. 

*The DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT free game code will be delivered through the Backbone App. Android customers can still receive a free game code, but it cannot be redeemed on any Android device. This can only be redeemed via the App Store for iOS, iPadOS and MacOS.


Powered by the advanced capabilities of the iPhone 15 Pro, the previously console-exclusive masterpiece DEATH STRANDING can now be played anywhere. DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT is out now on the App Store.

In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the globe, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With otherworldly creatures plaguing the landscape and mass extinction imminent, it’s up to Sam Porter Bridges to travel across the ravaged wasteland and save humanity from impending annihilation.

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*DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR'S CUT game code must redeemed by 27/02/2024.