Backbone today announced an Android-compatible version of its game controller. backbone one PlayStation Edition, which is already available to order. The novelty is capable of turning almost any smartphone into a portable gaming console, and the controls and design are reminiscent of the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller.
Like the iOS version, the Backbone One PlayStation Edition for Android looks like a Backbone One mixed with a Sony DualSense. All of the elements of the Backbone One are present, like the offset analog sticks, the orange Backbone button, and the three-line menu button. This special version of the controller replaces the ABXY buttons with Sony’s cross, circle, square and triangle, the grips are color-matched to the PS5’s standard white, the PlayStation logo is featured on the back of the controller, and the phone connects via USB -C instead of Lightning.
Not only can you use the controller to play Android games, but you can also enjoy games on various online services such as GeForce NOW. It also supports game streaming via PlayStation Remote Play, as well as Xbox and other similar services, although the controller is PlayStation-branded. Backbone also has a handy app that acts as a hub for accessing games that can be played with the controller.
The controller costs $99 and is already available to order in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. It will soon be available in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.