Project Cars Wii U refund with no Kickstarter

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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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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