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VR naysayers, where are you now? Half-Life fans who haven’t placed their Valve Index orders yet are being encouraged to do so now, as the headset is flying off the Steam Store’s virtual shelves at an alarming rate. The only package left is the $999 VR kit, which has already been backordered to February 2020, just ahead of Half-Life: Alyx’s March release. While Alyx will work with all PC VR headsets, Valve’s Index is the ideal way to play due to its controllers, which allow for a wider range of interactions.

New orders of the $1,000 Valve Index VR kit “will ship in February 2020,” according to the Steam store, “due to recent high demand” following the reveal of the full VR game in the iconic franchise set between the events of Half-Life 1 and Half-Life 2. Just a few days ago the high quality VR system was backordered to January after shipments of new orders pushed past Christmas at the start of the month.

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