We've heard shockingly little about Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console, especially considering that it's ostensibly still set for release sometime before the end of this year. If it were just the tech, that would be one thing. But announcements for late 2012 releases like Resident Evil 6 fail to make any mention of the Wii successor. Is that because the console might actually not be ready for primetime, or is Nintendo simply urging publishers to hold off on game announcements until more details about the thing are revealed?
I don't have an answer to that question, but I do know that at least one developer is planning a Wii U release. Slightly Mad Studios (Shift 2: Unleashed) is currently working on a crowd-sourced racing game called Project Cars that is coming to PC sometime in 2013 and Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 consoles after that. Wii U has been added to the supported platforms list as well, Eurogamer confirms.
The confirmation comes -- or, more accurately, came -- from the game's official website. I can't find any mention of the Wii U support on the game's website, probably because it's no longer there. A screenshot with a list of platform logos (above) was capped by Joystiq, however, and sure enough, Wii U is among them.
The "CARS" in Project Cars is actually an acronym for "community assisted racing sim." Fans have the opportunity to invest in the game in exchange for access to early development builds and a say in how everything takes shape. The Wii U confirmation still doesn't really tell us anything about when Nintendo's console might be coming, but hey... at least it's coming, right?