According to a report from Nintendo Life, Project Cars has been cancelled for Wii U. The game has always been in doubt, due to the lower hardware specs of the Wii U, as well as the lower sales expectations for third party games, but this is the first confirmation that it won’t be happening at all.
Apparently the main issue was the lower hardware capabilities, with Slightly Mad Studios head Ian Bell said the game was “simply too much for the Wii U”. Instead, like they were prior to E3, they are awaiting word from Nintendo regarding their next console. Of course, word didn’t come at E3, with Nintendo opting to hold information about the NX until possibly next year.
Either way though, the Nintendo NX it seems will be the home for Project Cars for Nintendo fans. “We’re awaiting an announcement from Nintendo on new hardware,” said Bell, implying that even they don’t know what the NX will be in the end.
The assumption is that the NX will be a more powerful system than the Wii U. This would alleviate the current performance issues that Project Cars is experiencing, which reportedly keep the game running at 720p and below 30 frames-per-second.
Project Cars is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.