Backbone Releases PlayStation Edition Game Controller for iPhone

Backbone today announced the release of a new PlayStation Edition of its popular game controller for the iPhone. There is also a new dedicated section inside the Backbone app for iOS with new releases and updates from PlayStation.

Backbone PlayStation Controller 1
The new controller was created in partnership with Sony and inspired by the design of the PS5's wireless DualSense controller, including transparent button faces. The controller is priced at $99.99 in the United States and is available to order starting today in a white color matching the PS5 console, in addition to a black option.

Backbone says the controller is compatible with all iPhones, with an adapter included in the box for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Users can simply snap an iPhone into the controller and begin playing PlayStation games via the PS Remote Play app, or games on the App Store, Apple Arcade, Xbox Remote Play, and more.

Backbone PlayStation Controller 2
The controller connects to and is charged by the iPhone via Lightning, and there is an additional Lightning connector for pass-through charging. The controller also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a button for capturing screenshots and game clips, and a button to open the Backbone app. The controller can be collapsed/folded when not being used.

Customers who purchase the Backbone One PlayStation Edition controller can receive some perks, such as a free one-month subscription to Apple Arcade if they have not already subscribed to the service, along with three months of Discord Nitro for free and more.

iPhones have already supported PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controllers via Bluetooth since the release of iOS 14.5 last year.

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Top Rated Comments

techfreak23 Avatar
26 months ago
Inspired by the PS5 controller, but has the stick layout of the Xbox...?
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Villarrealadrian Avatar
26 months ago
A bit pricey for a controller but oh well everything in this blog is pricey so what the hell…
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheGhostWalker Avatar
26 months ago
Surprised the analog sticks aren't symmetrical. It's closer to an Xbox controller
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4743913 Avatar
26 months ago
if only we had emulators in the AppStore.. until then, I will just keep toting this:



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Maclver Avatar
26 months ago
Too bad Remote Play sucks :( PS5 connected to Ethernet and Mac or iPad getting almost 700Mbs download but keep getting video stuttering.
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icanhazmac Avatar
26 months ago
Nice idea but I have thrown too many controllers against the wall in frustration for me to ever consider this.
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