Slightly Mad Studios has announced that Project Cars will not make a stop on the Wii U after all.

Citing the performance of the gaming industry’s underdog as the final nail in the coffin, Andy Tudor, creative director on the title spoke for the studio, saying that the “quality does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title on this platform.”

Whether or not Slightly Mad Studios were fooling themselves by putting a high end racing game onto a Nintendo console is yet to be seen. In the same release, however, Tudor did claim that a future hardware release could be the solution this game needs in order to thrive on a Nintendo system.

“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,” Tudor concluded. ” optimistically look forward therefore to what the future may hold.”

A month before being shown at E3, it was revealed through the Project Cars forum that the game was having problems with the Wii U’s hardware, not even running smoothly at a resolution of 720p and 30fps, which is almost half of what competitors like Sony and Microsoft are easily outputting.

Meanwhile, the sequel Project Cars 2 is still being developed and is slated for a release on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam OS.

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