Half-Life: Alyx – the primary Half-Life sport we’ve seen in additional than a decade and the flagship title for Valve’s Index VR headset – is on the horizon. It was revealed again in November with a March launch date, and it appears to have individuals excited proper now. The Valve Index is seemingly sold out in just about each area the place it’s obtainable, so in the event you had been hoping to choose up a headset in anticipation of Half-Life: Alyx, good luck.
RoadtoVR stories that with only a few exceptions, all Index packages are sold out worldwide in the mean time. RoadtoVR tracked the 5 totally different configurations the Index is offered in – the complete package (which incorporates the headset, controllers, and base station), headset and controllers, headset solely, controllers solely, and base station solely – and located that they’re largely sold out within the 31 areas the place the Index is offered.
Japan stands as the only real exception to that, the place the headset and controllers and headset-only packages are nonetheless obtainable for buy. In case you dwell anyplace else on the planet, it appears to be like such as you’re caught ready for Valve to restock stock. In the mean time, there’s no indication of when which may occur.
A go to to one of many Valve Index listings on the US model of Steam does certainly present that every one configurations of the headset and its equipment are presently sold out. The listings are accompanied by a “notify me” button that potential patrons can use to submit their e mail deal with and get a notification when the headset and its equipment are again in inventory.
This may very well be a make-or-break second for Valve and its VR headset. It’s clear that individuals are excited sufficient by Half-Life: Alyx that they need to purchase an Index, and if Valve can’t fulfill that demand, it might miss out on a really profitable window for the headset. We’ll see what occurs from right here, however for now, Index gross sales have floor to a halt, and that’s by no means a superb factor.