Slightly Mad Studios' recent racer is never leaving the garage for Nintendo, as Project CARS' Wii U version has been cancelled.

Nintendo Life reports that Slightly Mad Studios has abandoned porting of Project CARS for the Wii U. The reason: the Wii U simply can't meet the technical requirements in order to play the game properly. While Slightly Mad Studios may have been able to reduce the visual quality, there still would have been problems (most likely with frame rate) in trying to get the game to run smoothly. More and more third-party developers are simply skipping the Wii U as a viable platform for the launch of current-gen titles. Project CARS launched back in May for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game were dropped halfway during Project CARS' development.

Here's what Slightly Mad creative director Andy Tudor said to GameSpot:

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 we 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.

Slightly Mad Studios is currently working on a sequel to Project CARS. We have an idea as to one system it'll be skipping for its inevitable release.

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