If you’ve been looking to purchase Valve’s latest virtual reality (VR) headset, the Valve Index, you might be wondering if it’s still being made. Here’s what we know so far.
Valve Index Release Date
The Valve Index was released in June 2019 and quickly gained popularity among VR enthusiasts. Its high-resolution display, advanced finger-tracking controllers, and comfortable design made it a top choice for gamers and VR developers.
Valve Index Stock Availability
Following its release, the Valve Index was in high demand, leading to stock shortages. In March 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Valve announced that the Index would be out of stock for eight weeks due to the impact on production caused by the virus.
Since then, stock availability has been sporadic. The Valve website shows that at the time of writing this article, the headset is available for purchase but with a “back in stock soon” message displayed on various regions’ pages.
Valve Index Production Status
While there have been no official statements from Valve regarding production status for the Index headset specifically, recent reports suggest that production may have been impacted due to ongoing supply chain issues caused by COVID-19.
In July 2021, UploadVR reported that a “well-placed source” had stated that Valve had temporarily halted new orders for some components used in the production of its VR headsets. This led to speculation that production of the Index may have been impacted as well.
However, since then there has been no official announcement from Valve regarding any halt or slowdown in production. It’s possible that they are facing challenges like many other companies around the world but are working hard to overcome them and keep producing their popular VR headset.
While it’s difficult to say with certainty whether or not the Valve Index is still being produced, it’s clear that the headset remains in high demand among VR enthusiasts. If you’re interested in purchasing one, keep an eye on the Valve website for updates on stock availability.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is based on publicly available sources and should not be taken as official confirmation from Valve regarding production status of the Valve Index headset.