The Project CARS series and Nintendo consoles have had a fairly bumpy start. The original Project CARS was planned to release on the Wii U, with developer Slightly Mad Studios pulling support at the last minute claiming Project CARS was simply “too much for the Wii U” to handle.
With the latest announcements revealing the launch window and platforms for Project CARS 2, many hopeful Nintendo fans have been asking if the racer would make its way to Nintendo Switch. And while it may seem strange that a sleek-looking driving game would come to a graphically-lacking console, Slightly Mad Studios’s head Ian Bell said — at the time of Project CAR’s Wii U cancellation — that the studio was waiting to hear how the then-titled NX would pan out.
In an interview with Red Bull, Slightly Mad Studios’ creative director Andy Tudor has answered that question: don’t expect it any time soon. When prompted about Nintendo ports, Tudor had nothing but great things to say about the Wii U, calling it a “brilliant” machine with technical shortcomings.
Additionally, he says while the Nintendo Switch looks amazing, he doesn’t think porting the game will be possible:
In terms of Nintendo Switch, I can say probably that Project CARS franchise will not be coming to Nintendo Switch currently…. 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.
While mentioning console support for Project CARS 2, Tudor also noted that they aren’t able to confirm whether there will be PlayStation VR support for the same technical reasons. However, Slightly Mad Studios is “hard at work on it.”
Project CARS 2 will come to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in late 2017.