After much speculation on the game’s release date and development progress, it seems that Project CARS has been officially canned on the Wii U. An official statement from Slightly Mad Studios reads:
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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.
The PS4, Xbox One, and PC version of Project CARS released in May, with the Wii U version delayed. Since then we heard reports of the game’s unsuccessful port on Nintendo’s home console, due to low hardware specs, with developers saying that the game was just “too much” for the console to handle. The studio has also mentioned that they are waiting on the new Nintendo NX hardware, and will take development from there.