“Major” Backbreaker update ‘Greathouse’ detailed

505 Games has detailed a “major” update for Backbreaker set to launch early this month. It’s so major that it’s received its own codename: Greathouse.

The update promises to introduce new features, gameplay enhancements, dozens of tweaks, and ultimately fix the flaws that many experienced when playing Backbreaker.

“We are lucky to have such a passionate community who have supported us throughout the development of Backbreaker and continue to do so post-launch,” said Todd Gibbs, Head of Game Development, NaturalMotion Games. “Greathouse will give them what they have asked for, packed as it is with additions, changes, tweaks and requests taken directly from our online forums, reviews, as well as from individual players who spent time at our offices testing the latest features. I am extremely proud of what the team has managed to achieve in just a month.”

The Greathouse update will include:

  • Brand new replay system with the addition of seven fully functional cameras, including free flight mode and a cinematic ‘ball-lock’ option.
  • More than 100 new plays added, including an additional nine formations.
  • Improved Quarterback camera view and passing game.
  • A user-catch system, giving the player a much greater level of control over the on-field action.
  • Interception control, the user is now given full control over interception attempts when controlling a defensive player.
  • Comprehensive review of the penalty rulings following an analysis of reported errors.

The update is in its “final tuning” stages and should be released early this month. Of course, we’ll give provide you with an update once the patch is sent out.

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