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Valve Index out of stock around the globe ahead of Half-Life: Alyx launch

Prospect of VR exclusive Half-Life drives sales of high-end hardware, despite $999 price tag

As the March release date of Half-Life: Alyx looms, the Valve Index virtual reality headset is currently sold out in every region except for Japan.

That's according to data from Road to VR, which found that Valve's high-end headset is out of stock in 30 out of 31 regions.

"We are working hard to build more units and meet the high demand," a Valve spokesperson told Road to VR. "We are targeting to be back in stock before Half-Life: Alyx ships."

Valve revealed the next entry into the popular Half-Life franchise would be a virtual reality exclusive in November last year.

With Index units having sold out across the globe -- despite a hefty $999 price-tag -- there appears to be some credence to the idea that Half-Life: Alyx is the long-awaited 'killer app' VR.

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Murray Lorden Game Designer & Developer, MUZBOZ14 days ago
I really appreciate Valve's approach throughout these past few "VR years". They developed the Vive, which is a great machine, and onwards to the Index, and then made a dedicated high quality game for it.

For years, I thought "Well, they'll probably do a Half Life VR exclusive thing, which will just come out one day, and that'll give the whole medium a big boost."

A lot of people seemed to doubt this would be the case.

And it's not done yet, but I think that's what we're going to see!
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