In a recent announcement from Slightly Mad Studios, the Wii U version of Project Cars has been cancelled. An executive of the company said they can no longer spend further resources on the port.
Andy Tudor, who serves as the studio’s creative director, has issued an apology to Nintendo fans. He regrets that the game would not be available on the console despite the company putting a lot of work behind the port. Regardless, he adds, the project had to be discontinued due to the product continuously failing to meet the standards set by the game’s versions on other platforms.
Earlier reports have suggested that the team could not get to grips with the Wii U’s relatively weak hardware. Slightly Mad Studios have confirmed that this was indeed the reason for them abandoning the system’s port. According to them, the Wii U could not handle the game even after countless hours of tweaking.
The PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports of the game have already been released this May where it was quite well received. There were also plans for versions compatible with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 but these have been already cancelled.
The studio has not yet abandoned Nintendo though. The game developers have said that they are awaiting for newer hardware to be released by the Japanese console maker. Nintendo has indeed hinted at the possibility of releasing a newer and stronger platform named the NX. This platform could be using AMD technology to power the graphics of future games.
Meanwhile, Slightly Mad Studios have already announced a sequel to Project Cars. It is most likely that Nintendo fans will only get to see this version of the acclaimed game.
Things are not looking good for the Wii U. The console has been outmatched in this generation by both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, not being able to match them in terms of graphics rendering capability.
Project Car is a realistic racing simulator that has, reportedly, a very steep learning curve, which some have attributed as its main strength.
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