PlayStation has announced the release of the Backbone One, a mobile controller add-on for Android phones, arriving July 6th, 2023 in Australia via leading Australian retailers JB Hi-Fi, EB Games, Big W, The Gamesmen, and more, in-store and online.
Designed in collaboration with PlayStation, the new device picks up many of the design cues from the PS5 console’s DualSense wireless controller, including the classic button designs and icons. This product is uniquely recognized as a DualSense by the PS Remote Play App, enabling gamers to play their favorite PS4 and PS5 games on their Android device from anywhere.
Gift with purchase is also available with selected retailers in Australia. Every-pre order of the Backbone One – PlayStation Edition Mobile Gaming Controller for Android will receive a gift of the 3rd Earth Protection Case for Backbone One while stocks last.
The new device is the perfect option for those looking to play PC or console games on the go.
According to Playstation: “The reception we received when we recently announced Backbone One – PlayStation Edition for iOS has been incredibly exciting. We’ve seen many gamers take advantage of the PS Remote Play app feature, enabling gamers to play PS4 and PS5 games streamed from the console with the Backbone One – PlayStation Edition while they are out and about or anywhere in the home. It has quickly become one of the most popular gaming features on the BackBone platform.
We’ve heard repeatedly from Android users asking for the same best-in-class gaming experience, so we’re excited to now offer Backbone One PlayStation Edition for Android as well.”
The latest update to the PS Remote Play app on Google Play allows for easy setup and play with Backbone One – PlayStation Edition. If you have access to broadband internet and a PS5 or PS4 console, plug an iPhone or Android device 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.
When using the PlayStation App, players can double-tap the Options button on Backbone One – PlayStation Edition to easily access the app. Additionally, the latest PlayStation App update will also support controller-based navigation in landscape orientation to optimize the user experience.
Backbone One also works wonderfully with Google Play and App Store games as well as other game streaming services that support controllers and may be used with games like Call of Duty: Mobile, Fortnite, Diablo Immortal, 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. The Backbone app on Android brings all your games into one place, including app store games and supported game streaming services. Players will also find a dedicated row inside the Backbone App with new releases and updates from PlayStation.