Video game developer Slightly Mad Studios has cancelled the Wii U port for Project CARS in light of performance issues on the console, the studio confirmed to Polygon.
The developer referred to the game as “simply too much for the Wii U” console system, the International Business Times reported.
The Project CARS video game is a motorsport racing simulator developed by Britain’s Slightly Mad Studios and distributed by Bandai Namco Games. It was initially released on May 7, 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and Microsoft Windows (PC) platforms.
Prior to 2015’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles, studio boss Ian Bell told Nintendo Life that the game was running at roughly 23 frames per second on the Wii U and that if they didn’t cut back on the aesthetics, they were “looking at Nintendo’s next console.”
At the moment we’re running at about 23fps (at 720p) on the Wii U (…) Unless we really cut the looks back, I think we’re looking at Nintendo’s next console.
Bell told Nintendo Life that the studio is officially “awaiting an announcement from Nintendo on new hardware.” But all the same, development has ceased.
A Bandai Namco representative was quoted by Nintendo Life as having said that the company, the game’s publisher, is no longer actively pursuing development “as the quality does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title on this platform” and that the game “is simply too much for Wii U despite our very best efforts.”
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 other gaming coverage here at Immortal News, the sequel to the hit mobile game Angry Birds is scheduled to hit app stores at the end of the month. That’s right, Angry Birds 2 is making a comeback on July 30, 2015.