The comprehensive racer was partially crowdfunded through the studio’s own World of Mass Development platform and released to a positive critical reception, even surpassing those afforded to recent established franchise releases Gran Turismo 6 and Forza Motorsport 5.
While a Wii U version does exist, technical considerations mean that it runs at 23 frames per second under a 720p HD resolution, he said, a figure that is significantly lower than the 60fps target on PlayStation 4 (1080p) and Xbox One (900p).
“We could reach a fairly solid 30FPS but it might take a hell of a lot of work,” he explained. “On the other hand, about halfway through us finishing, Nintendo might announce a new console… Our work might just be the best thing that ever hit that new console in the driving sim genre.”
Nintendo itself has said that it would not give a full announcement to its secretive NX project until 2016; Bell concedes he has “zero knowledge on this [but has] heard ‘rumours'” and suggests there is an economic case for waiting until June before making a definite decision on the game’s Wii U future.