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Project Cars developer speaks about Wii U version of game

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Project Cars is one of the most ambitious games to date, but with several cross-platform games having problems on the Wii U, the developers wanted to make sure that fans know that while the PC is considered the lead platform for the development team, the Wii U version will not be a simple port. In an interview with RevoGamers, developer Andy Tudor discusses the differences:

RG: Regarding the Wii U version, how are you going to use the Gamepad? Will it have Off-TV? Will it use the gyro sensor? Will you be able to use the touch screen to change the camera angles?

AT: As soon as the Wii U was announced we were like `Oh my god, this looks amazing! We need to work on this´. There are loads of ways to use the Gamepad: As the rear-view mirror, or the parameters screen or for storing all HUD elements, or using the gyro to control the car. There are lots of opportunities with the Wii U Gamepad, and we want to use it as much as we can because it´s so cool! There´s also Miiverse, which lets people post screen and post their thoughts on a game… The Wii U is full of opportunities.

Another concern of many gamers is whether or not the Wii U version of the game will be a “dumbed down” version of the PC game that the team is working on. Tudor discusses this as well:

RG: What features of the MADNESS engine will be cut down for the Wii U version in comparison to the PC build?

AT: Well, you´ll need to talk to our code team about that (laughs). But I can tell you that we´re making all the versions at the same time, so it´s not like we´re making the PC version and then we port it to consoles afterwards.
But obviously, each console has its strengths and weaknesses, so the code team will have to make compromises and work out what suits each platform´s strengths better. The PC version, on the other hand, is going to be amazing! It will have the best resolution and the best graphics, obviously. 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!´

Project Cars was expected to be released early 2014, but it’s now looking like the game will see a Q2 2014 release.

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  • ChiwawaBoi

    im really looking forward to the awesome gameplay, AND off tv play. I mean, come on, who wouldnt?

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    I hope this game is Awesome in game play as well in visuals as it will prove that it shows what can be done with a little effort.

  • val berger

    Rear window. I’m totally into that idea =)

  • Nintedward

    Delayed till Q2 2014 :( . Was looking forward to some online Racing Sim action for pretty much the first time ever on a Nintendo platform this year…

  • http://www.facebook.com/ageofepic.gaming.7 VideoGames Next

    Off tv play is the shit !! Makes everything about the wiiu worth it I use it more then you know.

    • bizzy gie

      I don’t even have an HD t.v. (Wii U comes with HDMI cord) so off-t.v play is CRUCIAL for me. It makes up 95% of my gameplay (there’s an HD t.v. in my house, but it’s not mine so I only get to use it on weekends…sometimes).

      • The_fuzz_buzz

        You know you can plug it into the TV with AV cords, right?

        • bizzy gie

          Yes but my t.v. doesn’t have av multi out inputs either. Plus I gave my Wii to my brother after I got Wii U.

          • The_fuzz_buzz

            Ah, I see…

          • jay

            damn bro so your tc is super old. Just get a cheap 24″ lcd.

          • bizzy gie

            I’m getting a Westinghouse 24″ LED soon hopefully. I am $6.25 rich currently.

    • jjmesa14

      Using the gamepad as a rearview mirror or the guages should be sweet!

      • http://www.facebook.com/ageofepic.gaming.7 VideoGames Next

        Yes it should I can’t wait for this one sucks its not coming till next summer. Btw like my facebook page spread the word ! Facebook.com/videogamenext

  • Zombie Boy

    Been looking forward to this one for ages. Slight delay, but hopefully it’ll be worth it!

  • David

    Wii U is doomed.

    JK, all we need is a better online infrastructure and we’re set. Cross-game voice chat, notifications, parties.

    • ConCity Soldier

      Party cross game chat is the only thing I wish the Wii U had. I think it can be updated on the Wii U though. The Wii U has enough ram to implement cross game chat. Nintendo needs to make that happen. Party chat with friends, and have your Mii’s friends in a circle or something. Basically the one and only thing XBOX 360 had that I truly missed, party chat. Even though I barely used it, it was fun when I did.

  • Nintendofreak

    to real…. my eyes hurt…i just hopes is at good as it looks or at least better than grand turismo

  • david jarman

    Zoom! Zoom! :)

  • D.M.T

    Am I supposed to say “thank you devs for making sure Wii U doesn’t get the worst version”? No because no one deserves to play the crappy version of a game. All consoles have their strengths and weaknesses and devs should always take advantage of Wii U’s strengths.

    When making a Wii U version of a game, you gotta make sure that:

    1. You take full advantage of the Gamepad

    2. Off-TV Play if possible

    3. The game looks good/great on Wii U, even if it doesn’t look as great as the PC/PS4 versions. Make sure it looks good on Wii U.

    4. The game has great performance on Wii U, no frame rate issues.

    Just those 4 things and the Wii U version of any game will not be the crappy version.

    • that guy

      well, you shouldn’t worry about a ps4 build making it look bad as i think they were to far into development to start a new version for it and it would not be worth it as they couldn’t properly utilize the hardware, so not much of a graphical increase would be made, and they wouldn’t be hitting a different demographic than the ps3 version.

  • ps4ultimania

    what i want out of the wiiu version most is ok graphics the graphics dont gotta be the best but hugely imersive play use of the logitech wheel make it feel real feel simulator act simulator when it rains u can feel it as the rain covers more temperature differences and handleing changes ect i want to see a game that doesnt look real but acts and feels real in the way rarely thought of and seen we got the power lets use it

    • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

      No, you people want game play, not graphics remember?

      • D.M.T

        And you want graphics not gameplay right? Have fun playing Kinect games next gen lol

        • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

          I just want you people to stick to your guns. Don’t try to ask for graphics now when you say specs don’t matter and graphics don’t matter. If this games comes out looking like the Wii, you will complain.

          • ps4ultimania

            MY COMMENT HAD ALMOST NOTHING TO DO WITH GRAPHICS YOU RETARD lol no u want game play not graphics u idiot i was just commenting yeah it has nice graphics then i totally talked how i want good gameplay retard that was like my whole comment

          • D.M.T

            We don’t ask for graphics, we just want developers to take full advantage of the Wii U hardware. If you’re gonna make a Wii U version, do it right and don’t be lazy. Why should a Wii U game look like a Wii game? That’s laziness, you need to take full advantage of Wii U’s power. No one wants lazy ports for their consoles.

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            If graphics don’t matter – only gameplay, then you should accept a Wii U game looking like a Wii game.

          • fireheartis1

            Dude you must be the dumbest son of a gun I have ever had the displeasure reading comments from. Gameplay is were it’s at, but were not going to except laziness. Seriously bro what Nintendo fans want is a game that has amazing gameplay but takes an art direct that makes you go wow this is amazing. Games like Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, and Donkey Kong Country Returns. All three have amazing graphics that took full advantage of the Wii hardware. The gameplay came from taking full advantage of what the Wii can do not just graphically but with amazing gameplay. That’s why your user name makes absolutely no sense man. If you had so called knowledge of what games were all about you would know these things. You have no clue what games are all about you have zero knowledge of what they are all about. Change your user name to Ignoranceiswhatsup because that’s exactly what you have bro is ignorance.

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            Hey, you guys always said that graphics don’t matter, only gameplay, so take it! You settled for wiik graphics with the Wii and did not want to hear anyone who talked about nice graphics, so deal with this too.

          • fireheartis1

            Hey Ignoranceiswhatsup you got it all twisted bro. We want excellent art direction with amazing gameplay. We said don’t talk crap about the Wii’s graphics because when a developer would try they look great. It’s the lazy as crap developers like EA that pissed us off. Not only did they give crappy graphics but crappy gameplay. Look at Activision with GoldenEye 007 and even COD. They gave us amazing gameplay with the Wiiremote and an amazing art direction that made the game visually appealing. It’s not super realistic graphics that we want we want great art direction that makes the game look amazing. Who cares if it looks “realistic” and all that bull. Great art direction with amazing gameplay is were it’s at. Sorry about your twisted view bro, but realistic graphics suck compared to great art direction and gameplay. Gameplay is were it’s at and if a developer makes the game look decent that’s even better. Screw the lazy devs like EA,

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            This is how liars who are wrong and trying to lie again do. They change up a word to try and change whole argument around. That word is ‘realistic.’ No one used that word but you. If you people would stop lying, then you would not be so frustrated when I bust you.

          • fireheartis1

            I’m talking about people like you in general bro. I never said that you said “realistic.” See ignorance is what you have bro. You can’t even read a comment in it’s context. You didn’t bust anybody and no one is lying here but you bro. I love Nintendo because of the gameplay they give me, and the art direction that they can create. The only game that I’ve seen from Sony’s development team that doesn’t just have realistic graphics but great art direction is the Sly Cooper games. That game has some amazing gameplay and really cool art direction. Every thing else from Sony and 3rd party developers is all about realistic graphics. That’s why EA does so poorly with Nintendo they want realistic graphics and Nintendo wants gameplay with art direction. Again sorry about your twisted view but the truth is the truth. As long as I can tell what’s going on and having fun I’m happy. I didn’t care if The Amazing Spiderman game from Activision had better graphics than PS3.360 the GamePad implementation is awesome for that game. Sony and Microsoft are the ones that don’t get it. Nintendo does and Nintendo’s fans do. Gameplay over “realistic graphics any day of the week bro.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Isn’t there a GTA V blog or forum you can troll? Please go there since that is what you love. I do not understand why you stick around here other than you are an attention whore who gets off on causing arguments

          • Adam Porter

            how do i put this nicely, you are just a thran cunt…………nope that wasn’t very nice sorry………

      • The Clockwork Being

        What HE wants. Where is your knowledge

        • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

          HE is a developer who knows what the Wii U can and cannot do. His word is gold.

          • The Clockwork Being

            ps4ultimania is a developer thats what you are telling me…

            Edit:Gameplay is were it’s at, but were not going to except laziness. Seriously bro what Nintendo fans want is a game that has amazing gameplay but takes an art direct that makes you go wow this is amazing. Games like Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, and Donkey Kong Country Returns. All three have amazing graphics that took full advantage of the Wii hardware. The gameplay came from taking full advantage of what the Wii can do not just graphically but with amazing gameplay. -fireheartis1. My opinion thoughts exactly

      • http://www.facebook.com/ageofepic.gaming.7 VideoGames Next

        Anyone else dislike this dude !

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        Only fools are wowed by only graphics. Visuals are great but they come second to game play. I guess that is why some of the best rated games on the planet are not the highest in graphics.

      • bizzy gie

        Don’t respond to him. He thinks he’s making this site “live” when you do.

    • Quicksilver88

      I totally agree on the logitech wheel part. Really unless it is an arcade racer like NFS or Ridge Racer it must be played on a wheel. I still have my old ps2 usb force wheel and it works great on PS3…..Dirt 3 is a total blast. I don’t have much hope for Wii-U supporting logitech but it has usb ports so all theymwouod have to do is adopted the interface api which I am sure logitech would help the with. Its crazy to own more than one wheel which is why I never play Forza or any racing game on xbox.

      • ps4ultimania

        the game is going to be a simulator style game and the wiiu does suport the usb coding for the logitech wheel tried my f1 game with it and the logitech whee and it work so yeah

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    This guy basically said that the Wii U is weak and he hopes not to make it the worst looking version! If he is talking PS3 and 360 included – that’s bad for Nintendo!

    • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

      Man you sure do bust a nut anytime you get that chance to say some made up negative shit about the Wiii U. Ha have you seen the comparison of WiiU games to the other systems? The WiiU looks better bro. Maybe if you took the time to play it instead of relying on other people opinions you would pull your dick out of the Xbox/Ps3 power cord ports and come to realize the Wiiu is the best console available. Just saying try the shot out before you condem it to failure

      • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

        That’s a developer’s words – who else’s opinion should I rely on that is better? You know the main systems are the next ones and the PC. He hoped to do something good with Wii U, but for PC he flat out said it would be the greatest. That says it all.

        • D.M.T

          All you do is put words in their mouths, you only believe what you want to believe just like any other troll. Lol of course PC will be the best looking version, that’s a no brainer but will PC version be the best experience? We’ll see. Anyway I won’t try to convince you that you’re wrong because deep down you know you’re wrong, you just want attention like the typical attention whore.

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            I don’t want attention, I want the truth out there. Liars get angry when the truth comes out.

          • uPadWatcher

            You do want attention. From the look at your butt hurt comments, you are attracting attentions like a whore. Don’t become one and accept the developers.

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            I don’t want attention – YOU take time to comment. You don’t have to comment you know.

          • Adam Porter

            i have shit net at home, and so does the rest of ireland and most of the uk, if the ps4 is as internet dependent as it seems to be it will not take off here. and we don’t know what microsoft will come up with yet, for all we know it could just be a powerful tablet/mobile phone, that you get free if you sign a contract for 50 euro a month for 18 months. either way ps4 and nextbox will be in the over 600euro price range come launch and i can tell you with food prices rising and energy prices rising aswell finding 600 euro to buy a gaming machine won’t be top priority for many people out there. all the wiiU needs now to win this gens console wars again is some smart advertising and a better stream of new releases or atleast a more info on new games.

          • Quicksilver88

            I hear you bro…..always online could be the death od nextbox as I live in US and have awesome, cheap internet but will never support a console that requires online to play. Even Nintendo hater analyst Patcher said he thinks people will be underwhelmed by the grafx jump in next gen consoles. I think it is going to come down to other features like price, exclusives, and extra features…..in this way Nintendo may be better positioned yhan people think to do well with Wii-U.

          • Zombie Boy

            Okay, the truth: The Wii U is still in its infancy. At launch, both the PS3 and Xbox360 both made a loss to their respective companies. That is a FACT – look it up. Like the Wii U, when both the PS3 and Xbox360 were released, the games were slow to come at first as developers had to get to grips with the new hardware. That is another FACT – look it up. I’m not saying the Wii U will succeed. Nor will I say the same of the PS4 or new Xbox. BECAUSE IT IS TOO EARLY TO SAY. If the Wii U isn’t doing well in a year’s time then you can have the last laugh. But for now, you’re just making predictions with nothing to back your claims up, and are looking like an idiot in the process. Yet another FACT.

          • D.M.T

            Your version of the truth is a lie. People get angry at you because you want to force them to believe what you believe. No one likes to be forced to do anything.

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            Most liars first strategy is to reverse roles and accuse truthers of lying about the truth the same way that you lie period. I don’t try to force anyone on anything, I just state the facts, or clarify the lies.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Is that why you are angry all the time? Because you are a big fat liar?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Beck/100001421024626 Josh Beck

            hahahah too true, reading his comments there seems to be one can short in his six pack, it’s embarrassing really

        • Nintedward

          He confirmed the Wiiu won’t be the worst version. Which doesn’t mean anything really except they are going to try at least a tiny bit to make the Wiiu version look good.
          They aren’t building the game from the ground up for the Wiiu , cus if they did , it would look twice as good as the ps3 and 360 version.

          There is a reason Assassins creed 3 looks EXACTLY the same as it does on Wiiu to 360 , because they didn’t try to make it look better….
          Once devs actually start trying we will see the results. Until then I’m happy with the Wiiu and its off screen play.

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            How can you say that game will look twice as good on the Wii U? How do you know? With a game like this, the other systems would render it better as they are more powerful. Don’t confuse power for looks!

          • Nintedward

            Do you know how to read ? I said ”They aren’t building the game from the ground up for the Wiiu , cus if they did , it would look twice as good as the ps3 and 360 version.”

            Let me use Assassins creed 3 again as an example. Xbox 360 was lead development platform . The game is developed to push that system to its near limits.

            Now just for a second think. If Ubisoft made Assassins creed 3 on Wiiu as the lead development Platform it would (presumably) look twice as good more or less. And the PS3 and 360 would have to have a much scaled down version with worse textures , lighting , etc etc etc.

            At the moment the Wiiu is getting Sloppy Xbox 360 games some of which are good and some bad. But soon this trend will end and Games like Bayonetta 2 , Wonderfull 101 , X , Mario Kart , Pikmin 3 , etc will start demonstrate the power of the Wiiu.

            Need for speed looks better on Wiiu, But they barely even tried to make it look better. They made all the graphical improvement in a matter of Weeks/months…

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            By the time Wii U’s ‘power’ is demonstrated, it will get outshine by the PS4 and next Xbox and no one will care.

          • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

            No one will care about the PS4/PC jr. Or the Xbox 720 Durango Kinect and Internet connection required shit. If anyone is gonna fail here it will be Xbox. People are gonna get tired of paying every month for (XBOX Live) something they can get on another console for free

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            Tired and old strategy – hate the comp hoping they will love you. Everyone seems to be excited about the PS4 and millions don’t mind paying per year for Xbox Live. If we had to rely on Nintendo for online play, we’d be assed out.

          • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

            Isnt that what your doing? Hating on the WiiU? You try to pretend like you have all this wealth of knowledge and yet you stay here seeking attention by posting negative comments that are completely false or unconfirmed when you obviously haven’t even tried out the system for yourself

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            Why do you keep giving me attention then? I do have a wealth of knowledge that allows me to decipher the BS and shut the liars down with truth. This is why they get mad.

          • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

            Or we get mad because your lying? And causing further damage to the WiiUs reputation? But you are right about one thing I need to stop giving you attention. You are obviously a lost cause do to your closed mindedness

          • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

            Don’t confuse power for efficiency. The WiiU can do more with less power FACT. It’s like having the huge engine and horsepower of a semi truck but you still can’t make sharp turns or get the gas mileage of a small v6 engine. Understand?

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            The Wii U is not efficient and Nintendo never made an efficient system, they only make cheap ones. The only reason the Wii U can do more with less (only when compared to the current) is because the GPU is newer. The Wii U is not more powerful than the current however…

    • bizzy gie

      MICROSOFT.

      It’s the

      Making
      Irrelevant
      Changes
      Respondent
      Of
      Sales
      Official
      Financial
      Technique.

    • NkoSekirei

      ur an idiot dude

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      You would see that.. What he really meant is that he is dedicated to making the Wii U version just not another port from another system with half assed features to try and make the gamepad relevant. In other words coding the game properly and using the gamepad what it is intended for.

      I know it is hard for you to comprehend but maybe you should get out of the basement. The lack of natural light and stale air is making your dumb(er).

  • Ford Crews

    As a photographer, often less is more.

  • Ducked

    This looks amazing, and I’m glad what there doing this with the Wii U version, but please make it more powerful then the PS3 and 360 version for once. The Wii U is so much more powerful then previous consoles, but no one can see it, because the developers refuse to show it.

  • NintendoNoob

    Can someone put my in a cryogenic sleep chamber so it would be Quarter 2 of 2014 already :D

  • Raif

    Buy Need for Speed Most Wanted…or wait for this…hmmm…tough choice!

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    I would be happy to see the game made for all platforms for the people anticipating the game but I have not been impressed with the last few in the GTA series but will try and remain optimistic that GTA5 will bring something new and innovative to the gaming table.

  • bizzy gie

    Wasn’t talking to you.