Creator of Valve News Network Tyler McVicker in a new video on the project channel said that Valve did not expect such a huge success of Half-Life: Alyx trailer. Initially, the company thought it would finish developing games in virtual reality after Alyx, as it was watching the slow death of the VR market.
But the great interest in the Valve Index VR has put the studio in an awkward position – now the company is looking for projects that can be transferred to VR. Among them there is Left 4 Dead 3, which is the closest to the final product and also supports VR. Earlier McVicker reported that lines of Left 4 Dead code were noticed in Steam VR.
Another insider, Daniel Ahmad, confirms the strongly increased demand for the Index VR on Twitter, which has been on top of sales for several weeks. Valve stopped collecting orders for the device before Christmas.
Valve Index VR has been at the top of the charts for the past couple of weeks, driven by demand for Half Life: Alyx.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 9, 2019
In the US the headset is back ordered till Christmas.
Price varies between $499-$999.
Note. The chart is based on revenue, hence the high ranking.
Half-Life: Alyx will be released in March 2020.