Backbreaker the challenger to Madden NFL that got one very big thing right but a lot of little things wrong (or not at all), will get a "major patch" taking into account community suggestions, the studio said on Friday.
"We've had to hold back on discussing this for the past couple of weeks but today I can finally tell you that we have been working on a major patch for Backbreaker," said NaturalMotion's community manager. "The patch will address many issues and requests raised by the Backbreaker community, so thank you for your valuable input. Further information will follow in good time, but you should be aware that this is something that we are taking seriously and will not be rushing out."
Though I was hard on it in the review, count me among those willing to give Backbreaker an honest second chance. I'm not sure how much it can pack into a patch though, especially if matters such as injuries and fatigue are completely missing from the version out now. Tweaking penalties seems like it could be patchable issue, and certainly the game could use some AI fixes.