Valve Index just sold out thanks to Half-Life: Alyx (VR)

Valve Index “to be back in stock” before Half-Life: Alyx launch

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

The hype for Alyx meant that the Valve Index sold out nearly immediately in the USA and Canada, as you may recall, but the trouble now is that the hardware is out of stock pretty much everywhere across the globe. Well it's now starting to look like those days might be behind us, as Valve says it's now entirely sold out of its Index VR kits, and there's no guarantee that they'll be back in stock before the game releases in March.

As reported by Road to VR, the "full kit" bundle that contains the Valve Index, base stations and controllers, is sold out in all 31 regions it is now sold in.

Remember what the world was like before Valve announced Half-Life: Alyx? On the Valve Index Steam page you'll now be able to request an email notification when the device is back in stock.

This also applies to the different packages available, including the full $999 option, and the cheapest, headset-only one.

"We are working hard to build more units and meet the high demand", a Valve spokesperson explained to Road to VR.

Now, that statement doesn't sound all that confident to us, essentially saying that the firm is aiming - another word you might substitute is hoping - to have more units ready before Alyx releases, which seems to hint that this may not necessarily come to fruition.

According to Road to VR, neither love nor money will get you an Index right now.

Valve revealed the next entry into the popular Half-Life franchise would be a virtual reality exclusive in November a year ago. Once selected, you'll be redirected to a page that reads "we're busy catching up with demand for Valve Index".

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