Project Cars for Wii U Canceled Because it's "Too Much" for the Hardware
Sorry Wii U racing fans, you'll have to stick with Mario Kart for now.
IGN is reporting that Project CARS for the Wii U is cancelled.
Slightly Mad Studios boss Ian Bell put out a press release to explain:
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.
In an interview with Nintendo Life Bell said it a little clearer.
"The official line is that we're awaiting an announcement from Nintendo on new hardware," he said. "As of now pCARS is simply too much for the Wii U."
Sounds like they, as well as many other third party developers, are waiting to see if the announced NX console will be able to better to handle modern standards.