Half-Life: Alyx has emerged as the absolute system seller of the in-house Valve VR headsets index – only that Valve was unable to cope with the sharp rise in demand. Now supplies are finally approaching, but there is a catch.
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With the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, sales of the VR headset Valve Index literally exploded, so that it was almost completely out of print. Meanwhile, the release of the shooter hope on March 23, 2020 is getting closer, but there was still no trace of replenishment. In addition to the already difficult demand situation, there was also the fact that the supply and production chains in China are interrupted due to the corona virus.
Nevertheless, Valve promised in a statement that you will definitely make new copies available before the release of the VR shooter – and now you keep your word. After Steam Database initially found the relevant data, Valve has meanwhile officially confirmed the next delivery to new VR headsets.
A message says that fresh copies will be available for purchase on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. German time. But now comes the catch: The number of pieces remains limited, which is why Valve himself points out that these new copies will probably be sold out quickly due to the continuing high demand.
All orders for the 1,079 euro headset that cannot be operated directly should be processed in the subsequent period. Valve wants to serve the orders depending on the receipt, but calls a period "over the coming months". In short: The Valve Index will remain a rare commodity for the time being.
Since the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, more than 103,000 copies of the VR headset had previously been sold, after it initially had a niche existence. The corona virus had subsequently thwarted Valve's plans to produce significantly more copies of the device. This is one of the reasons why: The shooter is not only compatible with the Valve Index, but also with other PC VR headsets like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.
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