I refreshed the page the second it cut over and the Index kit was already 5-7 weeks, so I don't think there was any real chance of getting it before HL:Alyx launch. Sucks for people who wanted to play it on launch and don't already have a VR system.
Have any of you considered the PiMax 5K Plus? I recently got one and wow what a difference in games it makes. The enormous FoV is really game changing in VR. It doesn't feel like you're stuck looking through a pair of binoculars as much as you are just looking around in real life. The 5K Plus is also 120Hz however it does require a very beefy GPU to push. I wouldn't bother with anything less than a GTX 1080 Ti or a RTX 2080.
Seems like you sort of "pre-order" them because it says 5-7 weeks for Index kit shipping, 2-4 weeks for Index Controllers.
There is actually 2 settings to adjust IPD on the PiMax, there is a scroll wheel on the side of the headset and software setting in the PiMax Tools app.If I had a better rig and $700 to burn, maybe. How high does the IPD go on the PiMax? I have to max out the Vive and even then I don't think it's quite right for me.
I ordered a full Index Kit at 1 PM eastern, 10 AM pacific just as the site came live.
I got an email shortly after that.
It seems that I'll be billed as the time approaches for the kit to be shipped.
My account page says shipping in 2-4 weeks.
oh well. gives me time to set up the basement for the whole deal.
I said I'd never do this. But Alyx roped me in, I hope the game is worth the investment.
Cockpit games, too. Elite Dangerous, DCS World, racing games, et cetera.Plenty of other games to make it worthwhile.
Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is pretty awesome.
Boneworks is cool if you can handle the locomotion (I couldn't, it made me nauseous)
Hotdogs, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (H3VR)
The Gallery games
Other titles ported to VR (Skyrim, Fallout 4, No Man's Sky, SUPERHOT)
Tons of little "experiences" and stuff
I would like to join your club, alas I have not yet been invited.
Did you receive email regarding shipping or did you have to check status @steam/valve?
Mine was the same.I just got the email allowing me to confirm shipping details and pay for the controllers. Does that indicate it should be shipping soon?