After about two months of getting used to VR and beating a lot of the shorter games, I’m left looking at the steam store for something new. Currently, the Steam Valve Index Shortage in Certain Regions Indicates Half-Life: Alyx May Be its Killer App Read More The Valve Index headset was officially announced last April and released in June 2019. HTC Vive Pro. This shortage actually kicked off late last year and is no doubt driven by anticipation for Half-Life: Alyx. Valve’s Index VR headset is experiencing an outage in the U.S. and Canada following last week’s reveal of major VR title Half-Life: Alyx.. As spotted earlier this week by Road to VR, the standalone VR headset ($659 CAD) and headset and controller bundle ($989) are no longer available on the Canadian Steam store page.Even the standalone pair of Index controllers ($369) is sold out as well. I’m having an amazing experience, there has been so much to do with lots of jaw dropping moments and outer body experiences (falling, flying). Valve Index Shortage in Certain Regions Indicates Half-Life: Alyx May Be its Killer App. It’s a tethered headset that offers 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye at a 90Hz refresh rate. I’m new to Vr since receiving the index this year. November 29, 2019 5:08 PM EST. There is a silver lining to the supply shortage of the Valve Index though, especially if it is seen as a result of the hype for Half-Life: Alyx. The Vive Pro is the kit that’s most similar to the Valve Index offering. If you were planning on … Michael Ruiz. Valve has confirmed that the Valve Index VR headset production has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, which means there are going to be fewer units released than planned. The Valve Index has seen a recent resurgence in sales since its summer 2019 release.