Project Cars has a very interesting development history, it’s goal was ambitious, so much so that it had to be delayed numerous times in order to satisfy developer Slightly Mad Studios vision of it. But, it is out now, and most agree it’s really good. However, there is one thing it’s lacking, a Wii U version of the game. One that many a fan believed was a guarantee. But due to struggles with porting the game to the console, it’s possible Slightly Mad will hold off until the NX comes out and put it there.
After some fan outrage at the prospect of this, Ian Bell, studio head for the title. Talked with Nintendo Life and revealed the reasoning behind this.
“Project Cars/Weapons of Mass Development opened funding initially as a free-to-play PC only racing game,” Bell explained. “This is when the bulk of the funding arrived. Funding was closed late 2013. By vote of the members, it changed to a boxed product PC/Xbox 360/PS3 and ‘maybe Wii U’ game. It was always ‘maybe’ as we had no knowledge of the system.
“It was again changed, by vote of the members, to a PC/Xbox One/PS4 next-gen game with still ‘maybe Wii U’ and Steam OS. The funding, as I said above, was closed long before this. We still haven’t given up on Wii U 100 per cent but if we can’t make it work we will move to the next Nintendo machine.”