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Molyneux "not surprised" by PlayStation Move

Microsoft Game Studios boss looks forwards to second wave of motion control games

Peter Molyneux, Lionhead Studios founder and creative director of Microsoft Game Studios Europe, has characterised the PlayStation Move as "more a device for the core than it is for the casual market".

In an interview with sister site Eurogamer, Molyneux was asked whether he had seen anything of the PlayStation Move at GDC. "Yes, I have seen some of it," he answered. "We're not really surprised, are we? I mean at E3 last year we saw they were having a wand, and that's kind of what I expected."

Although he characterised Move as "not as big a step as something like Natal", Molyneux did imply that Sony's controller may be more precise in its motion control.

Molyneux was far from dismissive of the new hardware though, stating instead that: "To be honest, it's all down to what us poor old designers do with this stuff, because all these guys do is make the hardware."

"I don't think the first wave of these motion control titles will be what you expect," he said. "Just as with every hardware chain, it's the second wave where they usually come up with stuff that's interesting. So the second wave could be really cool."

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