Backbreaker being developed for next-gen

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NaturalMotion, who's animation technology will be in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Grand Theft Auto IV, announced yesterday that they will be entering the football world with their game titled Backbreaker. With the use of the technology, there will be no more canned animations, it will be reactive based on what is happening in the game. Backbreaker is slated for a 2008 release. See the full details in the press release:


Next-Gen Football Title Pushes the Envelope with NaturalMotion's euphoria Animation System

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and OXFORD, U.K. - August 22, 2007 - NaturalMotion, the company behind the groundbreaking euphoria animation technology featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, today announced Backbreaker, an American football game developed exclusively for next-generation consoles. The title is slated for a 2008 release.

"Backbreaker is the first football game with truly interactive tackles. By utilizing our motion synthesis engine, euphoria, players will never make the same tackle twice, giving them an intensely unique experience every time they play the game," said NaturalMotion CEO Torsten Reil. "Backbreaker puts players in the middle of the gridiron by providing a pure, realistic football experience only possible on next-generation consoles."

Backbreaker is more than just a new sports title - it's a new experience. Incorporating NaturalMotion's euphoria motion synthesis engine, Backbreaker will set the new standard for in-game animations in the football genre. In a departure from all previous football games, every tackle in Backbreaker is calculated and executed by the console in all its bone-crunching glory as it happens. Say goodbye to canned animations, and say hello to Backbreaker. For more information, please visit
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