Posted Wed Jul 22, 2015 at 08:51 AM PDT by Justin Clark
WiiU port officially cancelled.
'Project CARS' developer, Slightly Mad Studios, has announced today that the WiiU port of the crowd-funded title is officially dead.
The issue is apparently a technical one, as reports from back in May reported that the studio was struggling to get the game playable on the WiiU, only managing to get the game to run at 720p at 23fps at that point. Nintendo Life reached out to the studio's head, Ian Bell, to check the status,and got the skinny straight from him:
"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."
Shortly after, the official death knell came straight from Bandai Namco, the game's publisher:
"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 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."
So, tl;dr, they waiting for the NX just like the rest of us. Oh well.
Source: Nintendo Life, Polygon
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