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Cohort boss: Move is "a great piece of hardware"

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on 27 April 2010

Lol Scragg, CEO of Cohort Studios, has heaped praise on Sony’s PlayStation Move controller, describing the new peripheral as a “great” piece of hardware and insisting it is “much more accurate” than the Wii remote.

Speaking with the chaps at Develop, Scragg commented, “The PlayStation Move is a great piece of hardware,” adding, “It has a fantastic feel to it and it’s incredibly accurate. We’ve had no issues with it, and the hardware and the libraries have come on well.”

“Having used both controllers a lot, I’d say it was clear that the Move controller is so much more accurate [than the Wii],” said Scragg. “And it’s not just across the X and Y-axis either, the Z axis is really accurate as well.”

Elsewhere, he also suggested that core gamers are likely to change their perception of motion control in games once Sony and Microsoft unleash their new devices on the market. As it stands, however, he feels (from reading forums) that the majority of punters aren’t that fussed about the concept of motion control.

“I understand that, if you read any of the forums, you’ll [see] people state they don’t need motion control, but that’s because they’ve likened motion control to the Wii. Once Sony and Microsoft start releasing their own games for their motion controllers, I think the core will come round to it.”

For those unaware, Scragg and co are currently hard at work on its first PS Move game, namely a first-person shooter romp tentatively titled – rather appropriately – The Shoot.