GamesIndustry.biz reports that Backbone has raised $40 million in Series A funding. “The funding round was led by Index Ventures, Roblox, Robinhood, Sonos and more. Sound Ventures, BoxGroup, and other investors participated as well,” the news report states.
Backbone sells a game controller for iPhone (retailing for $99.99), designed to play games from the app store and Apple Arcade, as well as remote play with PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam, and via cloud gaming services such as Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Purchasing the controller also comes with free trials to Xbox Game Pass, Stadia, and Backbone+, though you must be a new user to each service to qualify for the free trial.
Backbone has announced that they are working on an Android version of the controller, but there are no further details available at this time. Visit their store, click Android, and then enter your email to the waitlist to be notified when there are further updates.
Backbone also offers an app that seems to aggregate games from several services and supports streaming to Twitch, among other features.