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It’s tough to forget the situation surrounding Project CARS on Wii U. After this version of the game was talked up by Slightly Mad Studios, it ran into several delays and eventual cancellation.

The developer eventually said last year that Project CARS was “simply too much for the Wii U.” We also heard that Slightly Mad Studios was “awaiting an announcement from Nintendo on new hardware”, which we now know is Switch. Unfortunately, a Nintendo version is still looking unlikely – at least for the time being.

The official Project CARS Twitter account posted the following earlier today:

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Slightly Mad Studios has now issued a more lengthy statement regarding the cancellation of Project CARS on Wii U.

Creative director Andy Tudor informed GameSpot that the quality of the previously in-development Wii U version “does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title on this platform.” Tudor also reiterated that Project CARS “is simply too much for Wii U”, and the team will be interested in future hardware announcements from Nintendo.

The latest statement is as follows:

“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.”

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Slightly Mad Studios has appeared to officially cancel plans for Project CARS on Wii U.

“The official line is that we’re awaiting an announcement from Nintendo on new hardware,” studio head Ian Bell told Nintendo Life. “As of now pCARS is simply too much for the Wii U.”

These comments seem to pretty much put an end to things. With Bell stating that the Wii U can’t handle Project CARS, I can’t see the racer being on the console at this point.

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Earlier this week, Slightly Mad Studios made a few comments indicating that the Wii U version of Project CARS is in serious jeopardy. To put things simply, the team is experiencing issues getting its game running on Nintendo’s hardware at an acceptable frame rate, and serious sacrifices may need to be made. Slightly Mad Studios’ Ian Bell also indicated that moving the Wii U version to a future Nintendo console may make more sense.

Bell has now followed up on his earlier comments with a new statement. Slightly Mad Studios hasn’t entirely given up on the possibility of a Wii U version, but if the team can’t make it work, it’ll be moved to “the next Nintendo machine.”

Here’s Bell’s statement in full:

In a series of posts on the official Project CARS message board, Ian Bell from developer Slightly Mad Studios revealed that the Wii U version of Project CARS is probably not happening. According to Bell, the game is currently running at about 23 fps & 720p, which they’re not happy with. Unless they scale down the graphics, Bell said that development will probably shift to Nintendo’s next home console.

Don’t take this as an official cancellation just yet, but this definitely doesn’t bode well for the Wii U version of Project CARS.

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Giant Bomb has posted a new video featuring 36 minutes of Project CARS footage. View it below.

Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios prepared one final trailer for Project CARS. You can watch it below.

Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios have shared a final car list for Project CARS.

Here’s what’s in the base game:

Alpine A450
Ariel Atom 300 Supercharged
Ariel Atom 500 V8
Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid
Aston Martin Vantage GT3
Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Audi R18 TDI LMP1
Audi R8 LMS Ultra
Audi R8 V10 Plus
BAC Mono
BMW 1 M CoupÈ (E82)
BMW 320 Turbo Gr.5 (E21)
BMW M3 Gr.A (E30)
BMW M3 GT (E92)
BMW M3 GT4 (E92)
BMW Z4 GT3
Caper Monterey Stockcar
Caterham Seven Classic
Caterham Superlight R500
Caterham SP/300R
Ford Capri Zakspeed Gr.5
Ford Escort RS1600
Ford Focus RS
Ford Mustang Boss 302R1
Ford Mustang Cobra SCCA TransAm
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Gr.A
Formula Gulf 1000
Ginetta G40 Junior
Ginetta G55 GT3
Ginetta G55 GT4
Gumpert Apollo S
Lotus 49 Cosworth
Lotus 72D Cosworth
Lotus 78 Cosworth
Lotus 98T Renault
Marek RP219D LMP2
Marek RP339h (PM 06a) LMP1
McLaren 12C
McLaren 12C GT3
McLaren P1
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 DTM
Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.8 AMG
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X FQ400
Oreca 03 Nissan
Pagani Huayra
Pagani Zonda R
Palmer Jaguar JP-LM
Radical SR3 RS
Radical SR8 RX
Renault Clio Cup
Renault MÈgane R.S. 265
Ruf CTR3
Ruf RGT-8
Ruf RGT-8 GT3
RWD P20 LMP2
RWD P30 LMP1
SMS Formula A
SMS Formula B
SMS Formula C
SMS Formula Rookie
SMS Kart 125cc (Kart01)
SMS Superkart 250cc (Kart02)

Next, these vehicles will be available in the Limited Edition Car Pack:

Sauber C9 Mercedes
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe DTM
McLaren F1
Ford Mk. IV
BMW M1 Procar (E26/1)

And the Modified Car Pack:

Ariel Atom Mugen
Ruf CTR3 SMS-R
Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

Lastly, one free car:

W Motors Lykan HyperSport – Free Car #1

View some new screenshots from Project CARS below. It launches on Wii U later this year.

Source: Bandai Namco PR

Project CARS footage

Posted on 6 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U | 2 Comments

Just over 16 minutes of Project CARS footage has now come in through YouTube user “Team VVV”. Watch the video below.

Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios released a new multiplayer trailer for Project CARS today. We’ve posted it below.