Project Cars Wii U refund with no Kickstarter

By Alan Ng - Jul 22, 2015

We have some sad news to bring you now, as it has just been officially confirmed that Project Cars for Wii U has been cancelled and won’t be coming out at all.

As many had feared, the official reason for pulling the plug has been due to the hardware constraints on the Wii U.

Slightly Mad Studios has said that they could only get the game running at 23FPS and that right now Project Cars is simply ‘too much’ for the Wii U to handle from a technical standpoint.

While this is obviously terrible news, attention has now switched to those who donated money specifically for a Wii U version after assuming it was coming.


There is no Project Cars Kickstarter page, but the game was funded by crowdfunding with users sending their money in to support development.

Slightly Mad Studios has maintained that the Wii U version was always a ‘maybe’ only, but do you think refunds should be made to those that donated on the presumption that a Wii U port would be coming?

It may be worth noting that in 2013, Slightly Mad’s Andy Tudor talked about the Wii U version with high hopes regarding GamePad support. Tudor was also quoted as saying the following:

“What we´re going to make sure is that the Wii U version is not the worst one, it won´t be a crappy version. We want people to get the game and say `Holy s***, that looks amazing!´”

What are your feelings right now given that the Wii U won’t be getting a version? Do you feel incredibly hard done by and agree that refunds should be met?

Give us your take on this below.

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Also See: Project Cars Wii U release date halt over technical problems

  • Kaihaku

    I was really looking forward to playing Project CARs on the Wii U. It would have been a great companion to Mario Kart 8 – hitting both ends of the racing spectrum from cartoony to realistic. I also think that they could have released a workable Wii U version if they’d been willing to cut down on other things in order to improve FPS. But in the end… I’m disappointed not outraged. Though, I will say that their communication over the whole thing has been really poor.