Valve Index VR headsets will be in stock again briefly beginning on Monday, March 9.
The availability of new stock was confirmed on Twitter, with VR kits due to be available from 10am PDT (5pm UTC).
However, in a statement issued to The Verge, Valve said it expects all units to be bought within a day.
“We do expect available stock to sell out Monday due to high demand, so all purchases fulfilled beyond this initial quantity will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received, as supplies increase over the coming months,” a spokesperson said.
And in February, Valve said Index VR availability would be limited over the next few months after the coronavirus hit its production plans.
The lack of stock comes as the company gears up for the March release of Half-Life: Alyx, a “full-length” VR entry in its FPS series that represents the “the next part” of the story rather than a spin-off.
Powered by SteamVR on Valve’s Source 2 engine, Alyx will be compatible with multiple PC-based VR headsets. It can be pre-purchased for $59.99 but is free for owners of the Index headset or controllers.
Valve developer Robin Walker recently gave Half-Life fans hope that Alyx will be the first of multiple new entries in the series, saying: “We absolutely see Half-Life: Alyx as our return to this world, not the end of it.”