"We're all gadget freaks, so we kind of want to"
"We're all gadget freaks, so we kind of want to"
Ah, Project CARS. Who could possibly forget the drama of the canned Wii U version. For so long it was held up as the definitive racing game for Nintendo's console, yet it failed to make the grid after
Remember Project CARS? The ultra-realistic racing sim was a pretty big deal back in the early days of the Wii U, and Slightly Mad Studios seemed pretty optimistic for the Wii U port. As time went on, the game was continually hit with delays – though the developer maintained that the Wii U would deliver a competent port – but the...
Update: Bandai Namco confirms the news
Update: Publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed to Polygon that Project CARS has been formally canned: 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...
All the reviews, releases, and top news from the past week
It can be hard to keep up-to-date with everything that happens within the world of Nintendo, so we've once more condensed all the best bits from the past seven days into one easy-to-swallow video. This week we focus on Splatoon (surprise, surprise), the grim situation regarding Project...
"It was always 'maybe' as we had no knowledge of the system"
Slightly Mad Studios recently launched Project CARS on next-gen consoles and PC to positive reviews and encouraging sales. A truly unique racing title, it was crowdfunded by the community in a process which pre-dated the now-popular Kickstarter approach. The route to market has been a...
"At the moment we're running at about 23FPS on the Wii U"
Project CARS is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, performing well in early sales indicators. It was a project that suffered its share of delays, and the Wii U version was pushed back the most and given a loose '2015' window. Developer Slightly Mad Studios and publisher Bandai Namco have been...
Become a legend
Project CARS launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon, with the Wii U release taking place later this year. To build up interest in the game - which has already suffered a couple of delays - publisher Bandai Namco has published a fresh trailer which aims to show off the progression of the game's single-player career mode. The...
Not a blue shell in sight
Project CARS has had a rather protracted development to date, with the realistic driving sim picking up Bandai Namco as publisher but also getting pushed back to allow for further development. Most versions are now due in March 2015, while the Wii U iteration will arrive later next year. While it's pleasing that the Wii U...
Losing the race
Earlier today rumour spread that Project CARS was facing a delay, as screencaps of a forum post did the rounds. Publisher Bandai Namco has now reacted with an official press release to confirm that the release date has been pushed back, positioning it as a strategic choice to avoid the excessively over-crowded Holiday season and to...
"There's no conspiracy here"
Project CARS finally has a solid release date — November 21st — but that doesn't include the Wii U version, which has been pushed back into 2015. Slightly Mad's Andy Tudor has been speaking to Eurogamer about the title — which it boldly proclaims is a
It's a Gamescom media blowout
The good folks at Bandai Namco Games have been working their socks off at Gamescom this week promoting the upcoming racing sim Project CARS, which is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios. With over 60 licensed cars and 35 race tracks, it looks like a comprehensive racing simulator, while its visuals have also been a...
Delayed until 2015
Bandai Namco has confirmed today that the Wii U version of Project CARS won't see the light of day until next year. The Nintendo version was expected to launch alongside the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions in November, but developer Slightly Mad Games has so far shown no footage of the game running on Wii U — although...
This racing sim can't come soon enough for Wii U motoring euthusiasts
Touted as a serious contender to the likes of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series, and the Microsoft Xbox-exclusive – Forza Motorsport, Slightly Mad Studios’ Project CARS aims to be the most authentic, beautiful and technically-advanced racing game ever released. It’s...
Slightly Mad's Andy Tudor says Wii U version is "extremely promising"
Project CARS is a unique game in more ways than one. A rival to the likes of Gran Turismo and Forza, the racer has been crowd-funded and is being developed with the assistance of more than 35,000 backers. Alongside Kickstarter, Slightly Mad's Worlds of Mass Development platform...
The roster expands again
It has been confirmed that Renault has joined the large list of car manufacturers that will be allowing its vehicles to appear in the forthcoming Project CARS. Six famous Renault cars will be included, ranging from the new 2014 Mégane RS to the legendary 1978 Alpine A442B, as driven by Didier Pironi and Jean-Pierre...
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