Maid of Sker Coming to PS5 and Xbox Series Next Week Alongside ‘FPS Challenge Modes’ Update

21 May 2021
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Wales Interactive has announced that an abundance of first-person Challenge Modes will become available to console owners of unnerving survival horror game, Maid of Sker.

Watch the Maid of Sker Next-Gen Update & FPS Challenge Modes Trailer:

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-barrelled 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


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