Crowd sourced Project Cars will be racing on Wii U

Looks like Project Cars will be coming to the Wii U. While it hasn’t been said outright, Slightly Mad Studios, the developer behind Need for Speed: Shift, slapped a Wii U logo on its official website. It seems the game, which is being designed around community input, will be coming to PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and now Nintendo’s new system.

Project Cars has had an unusual development cycle. The tellingly named Slightly Mad Studios has been designing the game without a publisher, instead letting the gaming community take that role. Gamers can offer feedback, or contribute lines of code and venture capital to become an official investor in the project. For more information, check out the blog.

Slightly Mad plans to release early builds of the game to garner feedback. A retail release was always planned, and now it appears Nintendo’s Wii U will be part of the picture. This announcement carries weight not only because of Project Cars’ unique development cycle, but because any news surrounding the Wii U’s release line-up has been scarce. The question now arises: What kind of plastic steering wheel will Nintendo support for this title?


  • RareHero - January 25, 2012 7:26 a.m.

    It looks fantastic, hopefully it's more realistic than NFS Shift.
  • e1337prodigy - January 24, 2012 12:49 p.m.

    How come I have not heard of this game until now. Will keep an eye on it from now on.
  • rxb - January 24, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    Interesting.... The old F1 style cars look like fun.
  • degozaru55 - January 24, 2012 1:34 a.m.

    Looks cool, but I kinda hope they go more towards a race sim feel. Could not stand the shift handling model.(1st World Problems)
  • GhostLightning - January 23, 2012 10:33 p.m.

    This looks like it will be a refreshing racing sim. One thing I like is the sense of speed in the cockpit view. I play GT5 and Forza 4 and a problem I have with both (especially Forza) is that when you play in cockpit mode 150mph looks like it could be a drive on the freeway at a cool 60mph. I'm definitely gonna keep my eyes on this one.
  • taokaka - January 23, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    The game has superb graphics but it isn't my cup of tea. Also with a development team called slightly mad studios a racing sim has got to be the most inappropriate game for them to make, why not add flamethrowers and have it set on an alien planet and don't forget zombies and dragons, maybe then will I believe their studio name is appropriate.
  • Jesse1066 - January 23, 2012 8:44 p.m.

    Given that they made the NFS Shift games, I'd say they're completely qualified to do a racing sim.
  • taokaka - January 23, 2012 10:11 p.m.

    I somehow managed to not notice that

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