Slightly Mad Studio’s CEO Ian Bell revealed on the official Project Cars forum, that the development team have some issues with the Wii U version of the title.
In response Bell has answered the question in another forum which tells about the progress of Wii U version, he stated that:
“OK I’ll come clean. At the moment we’re running at about 23FPS [at 720p] on the WiiU.
We’re awaiting/hoping for more of a hardware announcement at E3…
…Honestly, unless we really cut the looks back I think we’re looking to Nintendo’s next console.
…I suppose if they don’t announce something at E3 or soon after we will have a go at it.”
Another user replied that when he pointed out that Nintendo stated no new NX information at E3 he stated that:
“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.”
Studio creative director Andy Tudor spoke at length with Eurogamers:
“The Nintendo fans we’ve got are crying out for a game like this. They don’t really have that experience currently, and there hasn’t really been anything like it on Wii previously. It’s not our job to disappoint those guys. So when we say the Wii U version is delayed in 2015 because we need a little more time, that’s all it is. We just want to make sure it’s of the same standard of all the other games. To do that, we just need a little more time. I’ve seen the Wii U version, I’ve seen it quite regularly. It’s got dynamic time of day, weather – it looks phenomenal. And the actual console itself is quite good.”