Project CARS was once slated for a Wii U release but ultimately the lack of graphical prowess of the console meant that it eventually got cancelled – much to many fans’ dismay. Redbull recently got to sit down with the Creative Director of Project CARS 2, Andy Tudor, who expressed his love for the Wii U and explained a little (if not slightly ambiguously) about the games’ chances of coming over to Nintendo Switch:
Originally Project CARS had a Wii U version announced that didn’t quite work out, but do you guys have any plans for Nintendo Switch?
“I think the Wii U thing is very similar to the PSVR thing, and that’s why I don’t want to get people’s hopes as much. With the Wii U version, the actual machine was brilliant, I play on it with my kids all the time, but technically, getting the game to a state where it matches our standards was extremely challenging. In the end it was something we weren’t happy with, releasing a version that was substandard to what the eventual title ending up being, which was critically acclaimed (it did extremely well), and it may not have been if we pursued the Wii U version further, so we decided to ultimately stop production on that.
In terms of Nintendo Switch, I can say probably that Project CARS franchise will not be coming to Nintendo Switch currently.”
That’s a shame, it would be cool to take it on the go.
“Similar to the Wii U, it looks amazing. I’ve held it in my hands, and the concept of taking it on the go, yeah, I totally agree: we’re all gadget freaks, so we kind of want to, but equally I just don’t think it’s going to be possible.”