Slightly Mad: “Wii U can fully deliver Project CARS”
Speaking on Red Bull’s official website, Andy Tudor of Slighty Mad Studios talks about development of Project CARS, and how – despite it being less powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One – the Wii U is still well suited to the Project CARS experience.
The Wii U is more than capable of providing the core Project CARS experience. Sure, some super-high-level graphical effects may not be possible but in comparison it also offers a unique interaction experience via the GamePad controller, with the second screen potentially becoming your track map overview, rear-view mirror, telemetry, or simply mimicking a real race car steering wheel whilst you use the gyroscope to drive.
Plus there are great possibilities to extend our existing WMD community into the Mii Community with discussion and sharing of content and ideas. There’s no realistic racing game on the Wii U currently yet, and we hear the fans crying out for one. Project CARS provides a Forza or Gran Turismo-like experience for those gamers and it’ll be something to really show off what the system is capable of. From our internal playing, it’s looking extremely promising.
Previously, the closest Wii U owners have had to a realistic racing experience was Need for Speed Most Wanted U, which was fully optimized for the Wii U console, but poor sales made it EA’s final Wii U title. Hopefully the story for Project CARS will be more of a success for Wii U.