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Project Cars stalls on Wii U; May not make it to console

Development on the Wii U version of crowd-funded racer Project Cars has hit a bump in the road and things are looking so bad that the game may be written off altogether.

Slightly Mad Studios has said it is struggling to get the game running well on Nintendo's hardware, which may not bode well for its potential release.

"At the moment we're running at about 23fps on the Wii U," studio boss Ian Bell explained via the game's official forum. That's 720p, not 1080p.

"Honestly, unless we really cut the looks back I think we're looking to Nintendo's next console."

On the subject of Nintendo's next console, Bell said that , "We're awaiting/hoping for more of a hardware announcement at E3, we could reach a fairly solid 30fps but it might take a hell of a lot of work.

"On the other hand, about halfway through us finishing, Nintendo might announce a new console (I have zero knowledge on this BTW but I've heard 'rumours'). Our work might just be the best thing that ever hit that new console in the driving sim genre.

"So we're playing a waiting game at the moment and yes, economics do come in to it."

So it sounds like the developer isn't hopeful about Project Cars on Wii U at least. Is anyone surprised?

Edited On 26 May, 2015

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Dead 2 years ago
Bummer for the kickstarter backers, they shouldn't have taken peoples money if they were just going to sideline it and spend peoples money on the Xbone and Ps4 versions instead.
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Joe2120 2 years ago
One of these things really.
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Hymeleon 2 years ago
Didn't knew devs were looking into WiiU version seriously. They're must be World Champions in optimism...
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Turniplord 2 years ago
"Our work might just be the best thing that ever hit that new console in the driving sim genre." - or the only thing.... haha. Seriously though - they should have gone for a cell shaded cartoony style - possibly would have hit 30-60
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
For every good Kickstarter, there is a ton of bad storys.
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Dead 2 years ago
You might want to update the article, Slightly Mad are now talking out of their arse and saying that the Wii U version was only ever a 'maybe'.

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