Ahead of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve's VR Headset is Completely Sold Out

By Alistair Jones on at

Remember what the world was like before Valve announced Half-Life: Alyx? When virtual reality was just a growing fringe of the broader gaming scene? 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.

According to Road to VR, neither love nor money will get you an Index right now. That report claims that "after a comprehensive check of Valve Index stock and availability in all 31 countries in which Index is sold, we found that the headset is sold out across the globe." You can't find a full kit or a base station for the headset anywhere in the world, although a few Japanese customers might still be able to grab a headset and a pair of controllers. A trip to the Index's Steam page features a list price of £919 and an option to 'Notify Me', presumably when the hardware gets its stock renewed.

Speaking to PC Gamer, Valve said that it was "working hard to build more units and meet the high demand." The company's hoping to get its VR kit back in stock before their flagship franchise returns, but at this point there's no guarantee that'll happen. You can still play Half-Life: Alyx on other major VR headsets, but if you want the full Valve experience, you might already be out of luck.