Project Cars was a game that was much delayed, but it was worth it in the end. Many fans and reviewers noted the beauty and detail of the title. The game sold millions upon release, and it’s already confirmed to be getting a sequel. One thing it will not be getting, though, is a port to the Wii U. Though one was in the works, the team at developer Slightly Mad just couldn’t get one to work, and so director Andy Tudor made this official statement:
“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.”
This is truly a crushing blow to the Wii U, but not one that was unforeseen. Many believe that third party developers will wait for the NX to develop games for Nintendo again (a few exceptions aside) because the potential for the Wii U is limited due to its small install base. We’ll have to see how much this holds true.