Sker Tactics: Wales Interactive Unveils Launch Date for Enhanced Console Versions of First-Person Horror Game, Maid of Sker

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Free first-person Challenge Modes headed to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 26th May

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 Challenge Mode trailer can be found here

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

About Wales Interactive
Wales Interactive is a multi-award winning video game and interactive movie developer & publisher, based in South Wales, UK. Our catalogue of titles includes Maid of Sker, The Complex, Late Shift, The Bunker, Don’t Knock Twice, The Shapeshifting Detective and more. We are passionate about video games and our aim is to create original games that entertain the world as well as put Wales on the video games map. Find out more here.

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