Published: Tue, February 25, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Valve Index facing shortages due to Coronavirus


Potential buyers can click on the "I want to be notified" button on the Steam product page and they will get an email notification as soon as the Valve Index headset can be ordered again. Now, it is impacting the production of hardware as well, with Valve announcing that it will have "far fewer" units of its Index VR headset available to purchase.

While it is not mandatory to have the Half-Life Index: Alyx- Since the game is compatible with a wide range of virtual reality hardware - Valve has done a great thing on its headphones that offer the best virtual reality experience for the game. "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.

Valve's admission that the Coronavirus outbreak has impacted the availability of its Index virtual reality headset comes on the heel of Facebook's own admission that it has faced similar hardware shortages occasioned by the outbreak.

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According to Valve's high spheres, however, "the whole team is working hard to maximize their efforts and ensure the widest availability of Index".

COVID-19 is having a widespread impact on the online game business - Nintendo has admitted the virus will curtail their provide of recent Swap models, and Sony has pulled out of each PAX East and GDC 2020 as a effect of coronavirus fears.

The coronavirus has affected gaming and esports across the world. Sony has also canceled participation in the conference and will not send any staff to the conference in San Francisco. And there was another jump in demand last week, when the release date for Half-Life: Alyx was announced for March 23.

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