Sony announces Backbone One PlayStation Edition mobile controller for PS4 and PS5 remote play

2b997e20-0d14-11ed-bbde-13bb1b8e87f0.cf.jpg

In 2020, the Backbone One was released--a mobile controller that attaches to your phone, and can be folded up nice and neat to be taken on the go. There were versions of the portable controller for both iOS and Android, and they would eventually see support from Xbox, where they promoted the controller for use with Xbox Game Pass's xCloud streaming service for phones. Now, PlayStation is getting in on things, by revealing their own unique DualSense-themed variant of the Backbone One. The "PlayStation Edition" form of the controller comes with some extra bonus features, including the ability to connect directly to the PlayStation Pulse 3D headset, and seamless support with the PS Remote Play app--notable, as the app does not support other similar mobile gamepads--only PlayStation branded ones such as the DualShock 4. Right now, only an iPhone-specific model is available, for $99.99.

Backbone One is the gaming essential for PlayStation on iPhone. If you have access to broadband internet and a PS5 or PS4 console, plug an iPhone into the Backbone One and instantly start playing your PS5 and PS4 games with the power of the PS Remote Play app—whether that’s out and about or even elsewhere in the home*. See the PlayStation Remote Play website for more information: https://www.playstation.com/remote-play/

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 game titles.

:arrow: Source
 

Acid_Snake

Developer
Developer
Joined
Aug 20, 2019
Messages
665
Trophies
0
Age
30
XP
1,885
Country
Spain
The PSP and Vita didn't suck, though.
As much as I have loads of love and great memories with the Vita, the device did suck objectively.
Weak CPU, proprietary memory cards, lackluster game catalog, the back panel.
It could have been much more but Sony made so many dumb decisions with it that at this point the Dreamcast was a bigger success.
 
  • Like
Reactions: The_Ho

aoikurayami

dysfunctionally intimidating
Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2022
Messages
153
Trophies
0
Location
Transylvania
XP
386
Country
Romania
It’s too bad their remote play is fucking terrible
Actually still superior to most all cloudgames if you are in the same house and network.

I recall doing a lil switchroot&chiaki at a friends house and then hijacking their khiii fight.
Yes. It's ok (But sony is garbage)

Can we talk about more important things now ?
Like: Why dafuq is kh cloud on switch ?!?!

It funny how Switch's """awkward""" joystick placement is now standard for handheld devices.
800 hours Apex on Switchy and I fail to see the issue. Pirate-kun

Interesting. Joy-cons for smart phones...
Probably same parts supplier. (Those cheap economy gangstas...)
Imagine their factory "magically disappearing.
They'd have to come up with new joycon analogues *surprised pikachu*
 

diggeloid

Alex
Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2019
Messages
467
Trophies
0
Age
34
Location
gbatemp.net
XP
2,336
Country
United States
They couldn't even change the analog stick layout for the Playstation edition? Lame.

But what I'm wondering is what makes this thing so interesting that it attracted money from both Microsoft and Sony? There are thousands of products like this that have been around for like a decade, and I doubt Sony or Microsoft would have a hard time producing one themselves.
 

The Real Jdbye

*is birb*
Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2010
Messages
23,149
Trophies
4
Location
Space
XP
13,626
Country
Norway
I was looking at the picture for a couple minutes thinking "something seems off" and then I realized. It doesn't have the iconic PS D-pad. It's really weird seeing a controller with PS face buttons and a generic D-pad, makes it look like a knockoff, in this case an officially licensed knockoff. Making new molds would have increased the cost, so they were obviously trying to save a buck, I personally feel they should do it right or not do it at all.
 

The Catboy

GBAtemp Official Catboy™: Big Autism
Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2009
Messages
27,624
Trophies
4
Location
Making a non-binary fuss
XP
37,919
Country
Antarctica
Actually still superior to most all cloudgames if you are in the same house and network.
Idk, I found both GeForce Now and Gamepass to be better options for me. Remote play doesn’t work if you are outside of the same network, which means I can’t play Bloodborne everywhere. If I am going to play my PS4 at home, then I would much rather play on my TV, laptop, and maybe on my hacked Switch. It just doesn’t do what I would like to see it do.
 

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    And I mean sailors
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    AllWays rains Semen here :evil::D
    +1
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    His clothes use to be black now they're all white
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    ♫ God bless mother nature ♫
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Don't you mean dad nature
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    Nah. I don't do the daddy thing
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Ah so you do like mothers plot thickens
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    Nah, I love being the BOTTOM in relationships :mellow:
    +1
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    He always takes the plank first.
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    yea.. I've been abused so much, I didn't even care
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    Many just did Their thing, and left. I was stuck there going "uh what about mine?"
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    Then they threw change on the pillow and left huh, just like I do with K3nv2's mom.
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    not even that :sad:
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    But hey. I survived and lived life to it's fullest :)
    +1
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    You haven't streaked a superbowel yet so I don't think so
    +1
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    No. But I have streaked through 1 whole city in 1 night :) Have you?
    +1
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Gay bar to gay bar doesn't count
    +1
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    I had woohoo at Ohio State University football stadium once, Buddy had his wedding there, girlfriend at the time and I, snuck off behind some seats. Craziest place I did it, looking out to the 50 yard line. Luckily it was before the cameras everywhere age.
    +1
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    These were Straight as an arrow bars
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    And your first child was created at the same time as the winning field goal kick
    +2
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    @BigOnYa & @K3Nv2 this is what happened
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Might play some metro exodus and no life the campaign
    K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2: Might play some metro exodus and no life the campaign