Valve Index VR was out of stock all over the world from January to this date. It was only available in Japan, where it went out of stock in February too. The VR Game Half-Life: Alyx has not been released yet, thus, many players asked Valve if the VR kit will be available during launch or not. If the Index VR Headset, was not available during launch, what’s the point of releasing the game next month?
I previously wrote that Valve Index VR delay might be due to Coronavirus because huge items are manufactured there. Well, it is correct, Valve has now told UploadVR that new stocks are being shipped. It was delayed due to coronavirus.
“With Half-Life: Alyx coming March 23rd, we are working hard to meet demand for the Valve Index and want to reassure everyone that Index systems will be available for purchase prior to the game’s launch. However, the global Coronavirus health crisis has impacted our production schedules so we will have far fewer units for sale during the coming months compared to the volumes we originally planned,” Valve said in a statement to UploadVR.
It’s a bit of a confusing statement, in that it’s not clear if whatever stock becomes available before Half-Life: Alyx launches will be enough to meet demand. We’ll have to wait and find out.
“Our entire team is working hard right now to maximize availability. To receive a notification as soon as the Valve Index is back in stock, please visit Steam and click ‘Notify Me’,” Valve added.
Half-Life: Alyx is the latest entry to Half-Life series after a decade. The game has set new standards for VR, and players are already sharing positive thoughts about it.