In case you’re unfamiliar with Backbreaker, a bunch of folks from the game’s developer, NaturalMotion, are here to tell you all about it. The video above is a three-and-a-half-minute developer diary in which they explain why Backbreaker is unique — not just among football videogames, but all sports games. The studio’s Euphoria engine (which you saw in games like Grand Theft Auto IV and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) is responsible for Backbreaker‘s realistic football action.
Another key idea in the game’s design was to create a pick-up-and-play experience. Having played the game myself, I can tell you that the controls are, indeed, intuitive. If this looks like your idea of a good time, you’ve only got to wait until May, when Backbreaker hits stores on the PS3 and 360.