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May 18, 2021

Maid of Sker to get Next-Gen Update alongside new FPS Challenge Mode on May 26th

From Press Release:

LONDON, 18th May 2021. Multi-award-winning video games and interactive movie publisher & developer Wales Interactive is pleased to announce today that an abundance of first-person Challenge Modes will become available to console owners of unnerving survival horror game, Maid of Sker.

The new modes showcase a brand-new set of game mechanics, with the introduction of first-person shooting amongst some new and familiar enemies from Sker Hotel — each buffed with their own unique powerful abilities.

The FPS Challenge Modes are available as a free update on May 26, on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Here’s a breakdown of the new content and features available on consoles:

  • Game modes: The Long Night, Axe of Kindness, Nightmare at the Hotel, In Darkness
  • Weapons: Felling axe, .357 Magnum, sawn-off double-barreled shotgun, bolt-action infantry rifle
  • Enemies: Six enemies patrolling Sker Hotel, some new, some familiar, all with unique powerful abilities
  • Achievements: 10 new Achievements/Trophies added
  • Additional: Support added for PlayStation DualSense Controller
  • The Long Night
    – Escape the terror of Sker Hotel
     An array of weapons at your disposal, featuring a felling axe, .357 Magnum, sawn-off double-barrelled shotgun, and a bolt-action infantry rifle
     Lives are limited, you get three chances only
  • Axe of Kindness
     Get up close and personal with your felling axe!
     A life-saver, receive full health on respawn
     Lives are limited, you get three chances only
  • Nightmare at the Hotel
     A full array of weapons at your disposal
     Enemies are much stronger and harder to take down
     Take no chances, respawns are unavailable
     An extreme challenge!
  • In Darkness
     A full array of weapons, and a flashlight, at your disposal
     Darkness prevails and health doesn’t restore
     Lives are limited, you get three chances only

A slew of technical enhancements will also be available on PC and consoles; here’s a breakdown:

PlayStation 5

  • FPS Challenge Modes
  • 4K 30 FPS & 1440p 60 FPS modes (Fidelity/Performance)
  • DualSense haptic feedback. Better footsteps, gunshots, bumping into things, healing etc.
  • DualSense Adaptive Triggers. Used on different guns, including phonic modulators.
  • Has different strengths, how hard it is, when it releases etc.
  • Improved texture resolution
  • Quicker loading times. 1s on PS5, was 10-15 seconds on PS4 and 3-4s on PS5 with backward compatibility

Xbox Series X|S

  • FPS Challenge Modes
  • XSX – 4K 30 FPS & 1440p 60 FPS modes (Fidelity/Performance)
  • XSS – 1080p 30fps
  • Improved texture resolution
  • Quicker loading times

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

  • FPS Challenge Modes

Windows 10 PC

  • New release on Microsoft Store
  • Uncapped FPS and resolution
  • Supports Xbox Play Anywhere