Valve advertises Half-Life: Alyx and the Valve Index on Twitter. But that shouldn't bring much, because the VR headset of the Steam operator is still sold out, The reason for this is the VR hope Half-Life: Alyx. Since the shooter was announced in late 2019, Valve's VR kit sales have skyrocketed.
If you already own a Valve Index, you are available now two new locations for the SteamVR home environment available in half-life design. From now on you can visit City 17 in VR. If you don't currently have an index, we can reassure you: New and soon buyers of a valve index will also get the home envir onment for free.
This Wednesday, anyone who has purchased a Valve Index can visit two SteamVR Home locations inspired by Half-Life: Alyx. Get ready to visit City 17 if you already own an Index. If you don't, find a friend who does and connect to their Half-Life: Alyx Environments on Steam. pic.twitter.com/xLdxP4lq8f
– Valve (@valvesoftware) March 2, 2020
When can you buy the index again?
The headsets are supposed to will be available again from March 9, 2019, However, due to the high demand, Valve assumes that they will be sold out again on the same day. If you are thinking about buying, you have to be quick.
Valve Index VR kits will be available for purchase on March 9th starting at 10 AM PDT (5 PM UTC).
– Steam Database (@SteamDB) March 3, 2020
One reason for the delivery bottlenecks is the outbreak of the corona virus. This caused problems in production. Accordingly, it will be possible to offer far fewer units than originally planned, especially in the coming months.
The outbreak of the corona virus not only resulted in a delay in delivery of the Valve Index, but also had a different impact on the gaming sector. Games like Plague Inc. saw their players increase, while many developers and publishers canceled their participation in trade fairs. In the case of the GDC, this led to a complete postponement of the event.
Your best chance is reserve one of the headsets, Then Valve will notify you by email as soon as the index is available again. You only have to pay when you really order the device.
Since the announcement of Half-Life Alyx, Valve has sold twice as many of its VR headsets as before, becoming most popular standalone headset on PC, Only the Oculus Quest and Playstation VR sold more frequently.