Nintendo fans looking forward to Slightly Mad Studios’ realistic racing sim should buckle their seat belts and brace for an unfortunate impact, because the developer has officially announced that Project CARS will not be coming to Wii U. The game was originally planned for Wii U but eventually saw its expected release pushed beyond the release of the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions in May of this year. It wasn’t until after that that the developers revealed they were having problems achieving their ambitions on Wii U’s more limited hardware. Rather than release the game in a state not up to their standards, Slightly Mad decided to scrap the port.
Car buffs shouldn’t completely throw away all hope of seeing Project CARS on a Nintendo console because Slightly Mad has stated it is open to bringing the game to Nintendo’s next console, currently called NX. However, that will will depend on the system’s specs, which currently remain a mystery, and whether or not they can support Project CARS to the developer’s satisfaction.
This is undoubtedly a blow to Wii U’s library and yet another example of third parties passing on the system. However, and let’s be honest here, it’s probably for the best that Slightly Mad Studios didn’t just release the game in an inferior state and hope that racing fans hungering for something more realistic than Mario Kart 8 would buy it. Hopefully NX will meet their, and many other developers’, standards and we’ll get to see a better version of Project CARS somewhere down the road.
Source: Nintendo Life