Slightly Mad Studios Releases Statement on Wii U Version of Project CARS

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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Project Cars Wii U

Development Issues Has Casted Doubt on the Wii U Version

Slightly Mad Studios released a statement today regarding the state of the Wii U Version of Project CARS. The game was recently released on PC, Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4. The crowd-funded simulation racer has been facing development issues on the Wii U. The game has been reported to only run at 23 frames per second on the Wii U. With these issues, people have been wondering if the game will come out at all for Nintendo’s console. The head of Slightly Mad Studios, Ian Bell, released the following statement:

Project CARS/Weapons of Mass Development opened funding initially as a Free to Play PC only Racing game. This is when the bulk of the funding arrived. Funding was closed late 2013.

By vote of the members, it changed to a boxed product PC/Xbox 360/PS3 and ‘maybe Wii U’ game. It was always ‘maybe’ as we had no knowledge of the system.

It was again changed, by vote of the members, to a PC/Xbox One/PS4 next gen game with still ‘maybe Wii U’ and Steam OS. The funding, as I said above, was closed long before this.

We still haven’t given up on Wii U 100% but if we can’t make it work we will move to the next Nintendo machine.

From Ian Bell’s statement, the game’s crowdfunding campaign was focused on PC then shifted to consoles from approval of the members with the Wii U version being released if it was possible to port the game to the console.

What are your opinions on Project CARS‘s troubled development on the Wii U? Did you happen to fund the game? Should the game come out on the Wii U to fulfill their promise? If Project CARS is cancelled for the Wii U, should the members who expected the game to be on Nintendo’s console receive a refund? or Are you indifferent to the situation? Share us your thoughts below.


  • DaGamer

    Oh, well..
    While Wii-U owners miss it out. They can still get it on others platform.
    If people donate money just for the Wii-U version. I guess they should get a refund.
    So that makes it fair to the Wii-U owners not getting this game if ever. Even
    so 23 fps is barely unplayable and the game experience is gonna look bad with bad
    reviews. It’s just gonna be waste of time & resource.

    Whelp, just move on now. There’s others games out there to see its outcome.

  • Wand

    They’re better dropping the WiiU version development immediately. Who the hell buys a racing simulation on WiiU?

    • JDobbs

      I’ms sure there is a market for it. Its by no means as big of a market as it is on PC and only the PlayStation and even to an extent on Xbox.

    • Wand

      So there’s no market.

    • JDobbs

      I never said there was no market, just that said market is small on the Wii U platform.

    • Wand

      and it’s nonexistant for racing simulations

  • Jean-Philippe Méthot

    It would have been the first racing game I would have played in years if it came out on the wii u. If it doesn’t, I’ll just pass. Sad but not a huge loss.