After the announcement of the new part of the Half-Live series, exclusive for VR, virtual reality kits were sold out in the U.S., Canada, and other countries. And the head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that he has already played the game, and called it amazing.
Valve Index’s virtual reality headset, developed by Valve, has become a deficit in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Britain, Germany and a number of other countries. Users report that in some countries it is offered to wait for delivery in the area from 4 to 8 days, in others deliveries will be delayed for a month. Sales have apparently been spurred by the announcement of the VR shooter with Half-Life: Alyx puzzle elements, which will be released in March 2020. The game will be free for all owners of Valve Index, but will also be available on other virtual reality platforms, not counting PlayStation VR.
Meanwhile, the head of the gaming direction of Microsoft Phil Spencer, answering the question about the support for VR console Xbox Scarlett, said that this is not in the plans, as the corporation focuses on its own developments and innovations, and VR is still little in demand among consumers and developers. Nevertheless, Spencer notes that this is a great technology, and he was personally convinced of this in the summer, when he tested Half-Life: Alyx. Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5 will go on sale at the end of 2020.