Valve warned us that provides for its Index VR headset can be restricted when it went again up on sale this week. And it wasn’t kidding.
Inside lower than an hour of going again on-line, the total Index equipment is backed as much as transport after eight weeks. The truth is, individuals on Twitter report that that was the case round 30 minutes in to them going again on sale. Some customers additionally had bother finishing their orders, which can have misplaced them an early unit. The headset by itself ships between eight to 10 weeks and Index controllers are scheduled between three to 5 weeks. Base stations by themselves are completely offered out, too.
Half-Life: Alyx is out on March 23, so anybody hoping to choose up an Index now gained’t have the ability to play the sport till over six weeks previous its launch.
In February, Valve confirmed to UploadVR that the Coronavirus disaster had impacted manufacturing of its headset, which had been backordered since earlier than the present scenario.
In the meantime, Fb’s Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S additionally stay closely backordered. In fairly an unprecedented scenario for VR, it’s now virtually inconceivable to purchase an Oculus or Valve VR headset by an official on-line retailer, particularly if you would like it to reach earlier than Alyx. The HTC Vive Cosmos stays in inventory at $699. Should you wished an Oculus headset you could get fortunate at bodily shops, or you may purchase a headset second hand.
We’ll regulate the inventory scenario for all VR headsets within the coming weeks and months and allow you to know when and the place you should buy one.