Classy but dispensable?

. The controller in question is exclusively reserved for iPhone users. The design is extremely close to that of a DualSense despite the arrival of asymmetrical sticks a bit like an Xbox controller. Apart from this specificity, all the usual keys are in the game.

This mobile app requires a connection of at least 5 Mb/s and a PlayStation console nearby. Indeed, it is only a remote play and not a Cloud gaming service strictly speaking. So there’s no need to expect to play on the go with this Backbone One – PlayStation Edition.

The controller will still cost 119.99 euros.

Sony PlayStation formalizes its first controller for iPhone, with a look inspired by the PS5

A Backbone controller from Sony

Small detail that is important: the Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is only compatible with iPhones. If you play on Android, it is possible for you to orient yourself towards the Backone One for Android, which does not display the colors of the PS5.

If the design of this accessory is reminiscent of that of the DualSense, the PS5 controller, many players have noticed asymmetric joysticks, and it’s not to everyone’s taste. On our side, this controller does not fail to make us think of the Razer Kishi V2 of which it takes the principle.

The controller does not include a battery since it is powered directly by iPhone. It can modulate its size depending on the terminal and it has a Lightning connector.

What price for the Backbone One – PlayStation Edition?

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

Backbone releases official PlayStation controller for iPhone

In partnership with sonythe remote Backbone One – PlayStation Edition is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom for 120 euros. Other countries will be served in the coming months. The goal is to appeal to iPhone gamers and those who use video game streaming platforms like Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, Nvidia GeForce Now and PlayStation Plus.

“The Backbone One – PlayStation Edition controller was brought to life by our design team in collaboration with experts from Sony Interactive Entertainment and PlayStation. The colors, materials and finishes are inspired by the design of the DualSense wireless controller of the PS5 console, from the transparent effect of the keys to its characteristic floating appearance. It does not distract from other products in the PS5 range such as the Pulse 3D headset, which you can connect directly to the Backbone One controller – PlayStation Edition“, says Maneet Khaira, CEO of Backbone. The Backbone One controller also works great with games from the App Store or other game streaming services that support controllers, including Genshin Impact, Fantasian, Call of Duty Mobile and many more. Players can download the Backbone App for a bespoke PlayStation experience. This offers various PlayStation integrations like custom glyphs representing iconic PlayStation symbols or the ability to browse hundreds of games.”

Features of the Backbone One controller – PlayStation Edition

  • Matching colors: Designed to match the PS5 console’s all-new DualSense wireless controller, the Backbone One – PlayStation Edition fits right in
  • Developed with PlayStation: This exclusive model of Backbone One was created by the Backbone design team in close collaboration with SIE/PlayStation
  • Official PlayStation Keys: Play games seamlessly with PlayStation Keys. No more looking down to remember which to press
  • Custom Backone App: When you plug in️, the Backone App transforms to tailor the experience to PlayStation players with personalized instructions and content
  • Built-in charging: Backbone One never needs charging and you can even charge your phone while gaming thanks to the built-in Lightning port
  • Comfortable sticks: Never sweat with the Backbone One. The pressure sticks have been designed for long gaming sessions
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack: Want an old-school audio jack to plug in your favorite headphones? We had the audacity to add one



With the launch of its PlayStation 5, Sony was able to unveil its DualSense, successor to the famous DualShock. A controller with haptic feedback, which the next-gen console uses more or less depending on the game. But while the PS5s are still not freely available, despite nearly two years having passed since its launch, players were able to discover this Thursday, July 28, 2022 a new controller presented by PlayStation.

Be careful though, this is not a controller built by PlayStation, although it sports the design. In a tweet as well as a post on its site, PlayStation wanted to present the Backbone One – PlayStation Edition, a controller for iPhone players. A licensed controller that will allow mobile gamers to get as close as possible to the sensations of console or PC games.

Backbone One, the PlayStation Edition controller offered by Sony for iPhone

Sony unveils the Backbone One, the controller for iPhone

This is with the Backbone brand that Sony collaborated to create this controller, reminiscent of the design of a PlayStation. It therefore has a lot of white, a little touch of black and the famous square, triangle, circle and cross symbols on the main keys ! It is even stated on the official website that “The colors, materials and finishes are inspired by the design of the DualSense wireless controller of the PS5 console, from the transparent effect of the keys to its characteristic floating appearance. »