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Frontier Developments has been forced to defend itself following the announcement of Coaster Crazy Deluxe for the Wii U eShop.

There's been something of a negative reaction from certain sectors of the gaming public, with some individuals suggesting that Frontier has used money gained during the successful Kickstarter campaign for Elite: Dangerous to fund the Wii U title.

Elite: Dangerous is the latest in the long-running Elite series, and successfully reached its funding target in January. It raised £1,578,316 — well in excess of the original £1,250,000 goal.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Frontier's David Braben was quick to pour scorn over such rumours:

People think of a company just making one game at a time, but look at the number of different Kinectimals games and the Disneyland game we did. The fact we do lots of games in parallel shouldn't upset people. It's actually the opposite. It's what made the ability to do Elite possible, because we have such mature tools that are so flexible.

The teams for each of these games is different. We have had a wide range of output and we will continue to have. If anything it de-risks it, because it gives us extra resource we can apply to different things.

Braben confirmed that the developers behind Coaster Crazy Deluxe are entirely separate from the 45-strong team currently making Elite: Dangerous.

[source eurogamer.net]