Project CARS Officially Cancelled on Wii U

After being delayed from its original May release, Project CARS‘ Wii U edition has finally been cancelled. Developer Slightly Mad Studios broke the news this morning, issuing a statement to Nintendo Life that the ambitious car sim was too much for the Wii U hardware.

The official line is that we’re awaiting an announcement from Nintendo on new hardware. As of now pCARS is simply too much for the Wii U.

They later clarified:

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.

Project CARS has given the Wii U audience more trouble than they bargained for. Originally added to the game’s 2013 Kickstarter, the Wii U port was eventually delayed amid technical problems. Project lead Ian Bell admitted the game was only able to run at 23 fps against a targeted 30 fps at 720p.

Project CARS launched this past May for PS4, Xbox One, and PC courtesy of Bandai Namco Games. A sequel has already been announced under development. The Wii U will likely not get this sequel either.

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