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PlayStation surprise launches new hardware out of nowhere

PlayStation surprise launches new hardware out of nowhere

PlayStation surprise launches new Backbone One Android edition hardware out of nowhere.

The final countdown is on. The PlayStation Showcase is mere hours away, promising to unveil plenty of exciting new projects to see the PlayStation 5 through the latter half of its life cycle.

It’s expected that we’ll get a gameplay trailer and release date reveal for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, seeing as it’s set to release in a few months according to the previously announced release window. If rumours are to be believed, we could also be getting some new hardware. For months, insiders have been teasing a redesigned PlayStation 5 console featuring a detachable disc drive. I suppose that later on today, we’ll finally find out if these rumours are true. In the meantime, I have a confirmed piece of hardware to share with you. Sony’s Backbone One - PlayStation Edition has now officially launched.

Take a look at the Backbone One in action below.

The Backbone One is essentially a smartphone controller that allows both iOS and Android users to play their favourite PlayStation games in a handheld format via cloud streaming. Seeing as we don’t have a current-gen Sony handheld, this is undeniably the next best thing. The Backbone One has been available for iOS users for quite some time, but this surprise Android drop is very much welcomed.

The colours and design of the Backbone One are inspired by the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller so it should match your PS5 perfectly. If you own the Pulse 3D headset, you can connect this to your Backbone One using the 3.5mm headphone jack. Android users will need to download the PS Remote Play app from Google Play.

You can also use the Backbone One to play a variety of mobile apps from your phone’s app store including Call of Duty: Mobile and Fortnite. The product retails for £99.99 and is available to purchase in most territories now. Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore don’t have access just yet but will receive stock very soon.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Sony