It’s Official—No Project CARS for Wii U

Bandai Namco confirmed to Polygon today that Project CARS has been officially cancelled for the Wii U. A representative for the company said:

“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.”

Over the years we’ve brought you plenty of updates on this title, though in the last few months it was looking less and less likely to ever actually arrive. Ian Bell, the head of Slightly Mad Studios, has stressed in the past that the Wii U edition was always a “maybe” release and never part of the original promise to crowd-funding backers.

Right now, the company is looking for an announcement of new hardware from Nintendo—though they may be waiting a little while yet, since Nintendo has said they’re waiting until E3 2016 to give out details. If you’ve been waiting for this racer, we’re sorry on your behalf! Guess you’ll have to seek it out on another console, or continue holding off for who knows how long.


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