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Project Cars on the Wii U has officially been cancelled

It’s official, the Wii U version of Project CARS has been cancelled.

After being delayed, ‘still on track’, ‘struggling on Wii U’ and then ’always a maybe’ the games’ fate has been sealed and the game will not be arriving on the Wii U.

Speaking to NintendoLife, Slight Mad Studios’ boss Ian Bell has officially said the game is done for on the current console and the team will be waiting on an announcement on Nintendo. That’s the same line they were talking before E3 where obviously there ended up not being any new hardware.

“As of now pCARS is simply too much for the Wii U.

Project Cars is available on all other current-gen consoles and on the PC, a sequels has already been confirmed. Maybe the next Nintendo console might get that.

Update: Gamespot has a further and extended statement as well as apology from Slightly Mad Studios

“Despite much perseverance on the Wii U version of Project Cars, we will no longer be actively pursuing development on it as the quality does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title on this platform.”

“We eagerly look forward to any announcement of further hardware from Nintendo but right now Project Cars is simply too much for Wii U despite our very best efforts. Apologies to our Nintendo fans out there that have been waiting for further news on this but we have no desire to release a product that isn’t at the very least comparable with our highest-rated versions on other platforms. We optimistically look forward therefore to what the future may hold.”

Source: NintendoLife

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  • Laharl1313
    July 22, 2015 at 4:38 am

    To paraphrase Reyn… what a bunch o jokers ay?

  • Huski
    July 22, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Seriously… We know its not as powerful as the other consoles, but a few tree’s missing here, lower texture there, and 30fps goal would totally make it doable. Last time they commented they said they had it running at 23fps?

    Oh well.. The comments from the devs on the forums is disgusting about Nintendo users in general so I had no plans to support them anymore.

  • July 23, 2015 at 6:35 am

    More than anything I love this is the statement from them, when Dec 2013 Red Bull published a story that featured this quote from the devs

    “The Wii U is more than capable of providing the core Project CARS experience. Sure, some super-high-level graphical effects may not be possible but in comparison it also offers a unique interaction experience via the GamePad controller, with the second screen potentially becoming your track map overview, rear-view mirror, telemetry, or simply mimicking a real race car steering wheel whilst you use the gyroscope to drive.”

    ““Plus there are great possibilities to extend our existing WMD community into the Mii Community with discussion and sharing of content and ideas. There’s no realistic racing game on the Wii U currently yet, and we hear the fans crying out for one. Project CARS provides a Forza or Gran Turismo-like experience for those gamers and it’ll be something to really show off what the system is capable of. From our internal playing, it’s looking extremely promising.””

    So gotta love the lies they were feeding for ages.

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