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

Valve says Index will be back in stock before Half-Life: Alyx launches

Valve says Index will be back in stock before Half-Life: Alyx launches

Waiting for the exit of Half-Life Alyx has fueled the number of pre-orders of the VR headset of the company that manages Steam, enough to bring Valve Index sold-out in 31 countries as early as the first half of January.

Valve also reminded customers that they can sign up to be notified when Index hardware comes back into stock on the Index Steam page.

In a statement to UploadVR, Valve says that more Index systems will be stocked prior to Alyx's launch, but not almost enough to satisfy demand.

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted more than just the hardware production schedules.

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.

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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.

Valve has said it is still working to meet the demand for its Index headset, but there will be "far fewer" units available due to the coronavirus crisis. Our entire team is working hard right now to maximize availability.

Alyx requires a virtual reality headset.

The virtual reality headset has grown more and more popular after the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, which is set to release on March 23.

That is an unlucky state of affairs for Valve, as that is in all probability their finest probability to determine the Index as a serious VR competitor. However hey, don't despair should you can't get one - as talked about, Half-Life: Alyx can be performed utilizing an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. The highly-anticipated game was announced in late 2019 and the announcement has been driving the demand for Virtual Reality headsets ever since.

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