It is well known that control systems, which can modulate the power takeoff force of a wave energy device, have the capability of extending the effective device bandwidth and thereby improve energy capture. For an array of wave energy devices, there is the additional complication that each device is subject to radiated waves from other devices, which are a function of the device motion and, hence, an indirect function of each of the device controllers. This gives the possibility of enhancing the energy harvesting properties of the wave farm as a whole, by giving each controller information about the motion of other devices and employing a global performance function which allows coordinated control for the overall benefit of the farm. This paper examines the possibilities of using such coordinated control and makes conclusions on the types of devices, and types of arrays, that might benefit from such coordinated control. In addition, the overall benefit of a global array control strategy, compared to independent control of each device, is assessed against the added complexity of a coordinated control strategy.