Project CARS is just too much for Wii U to handle; much like a little red Corvette or a never-handled, three-year-old colt.
Slightly Mad Studios admitted back in June it was struggling to hit 30fps with the racer. The team currently has the game running on the console, but only at 23fps.
Now, it appears the delayed version of the game is skipping Wii U and should Nintendo’s NX system prove powerful enough, it could possibly be moved over to the new hardware.
Speaking with Nintendo Life, studio head Ian Bell said as it stands now, Project CARS is “simply too much for the Wii U.”
Bell also reiterated the team is eagerly awaiting the NX announcement from Nintendo. Hopefully, its hardware can handle the racer.
In an official statement, creative director Andy Tudor said the following:
“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.”
Last month, Project CARS 2 was announced with off-road racing. It is only confirmed for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam OS at this time.