Valve Basis will be accessible in Australia from August

Valve Index
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For a exceptional experience, the Valve Index is the best VR angle out there, but Australians accept had to go through the altercation of importing one aback it launched aback in 2019. That’s about to change: EB Amateur will assuredly banal the Valve Basis appear Baronial 18, with pre-orders now available.

For the abounding Valve Basis VR kit you’ll absorb AU$1,899.95: that includes the headset, two Basis controllers and two abject stations. But you can buy these piecemeal too, with the angle abandoned activity for AU$999.95, a abject base activity for AU$249.95, and a two ambassador backpack activity for AU$499.95. If you appetite the angle and controllers with no abject station, that’ll be AU$1,499.95. Depending what you’re buying, pre-order deposits ambit AU$200 for the abounding kit, through to AU$50 for a distinct abject base or ambassador pack.

Since 2019 the Valve Basis hasn’t been accessible to acquirement through Beef for Australians, admitting it’s been accessible to go through a lot of amphibiology to get one anyway: this Reddit cilia from 2019 relates the experience, which appropriate the use of a US-based bindle forwarding process. Meanwhile, third-party sellers on Amazon accept been allurement up to AU$2,600 for the abounding kit.

While the Oculus Adventure 2 is nowadays our aces for the best VR headset, the Valve Basis comes in a actual abutting second, and has "best in chic hardware." 

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years acquaintance accoutrement the amateur industry, his assignment has appeared on GamesRadar , TechRadar, The Guardian, COMEDY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests accommodate indie games, abstruse Metroidvanias, speedrunning, beginning amateur and FPSs. He thinks Attractive by Metallica and Lou Reed is an best archetypal that will accept its due analytical reappraisal one day.