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Note: Shipped Price for Australia ends up being US$781.00 or AU$1107 at the time of writing.

Oculus Press Release:

Oculus Pre-Orders Now Open, First Shipments March 28

We’re excited to announce that Rift is now available to pre-order for $599 USD* on and it will ship to 20 countries** starting March 28. People have been dreaming about immersive high-end VR for decades, and we’re thrilled to share Rift with you this March.

Rift will also be available in limited locations at select retailers starting in April.

What’s in the box?
Rift includes the headset with built-in headphones and mic, sensor, and an Xbox One controller. The controller is perfect for a variety of games, including Lucky’s Tale, the amazing VR platformer developed by Playful, that we’re including free with every Rift.

Rift also includes the Oculus Remote.

The Oculus Remote is a new input device we designed to make it simple and intuitive to navigate VR experiences. With Remote, you can easily browse the Oculus store, explore 360 video content in Oculus Video, or experience a wide range of VR games and entertainment. It is the easiest way to introduce non-gamers to VR.

When you pre-order Rift, you’ll also secure your place in line for Touch pre-orders later this year.

Compelling, made-for-VR content
All Rift pre-orders include access to EVE: Valkyrie through the Founder’s Pack, which will include exclusive in-game content, founder status in Valkyrie, and much more. Details about everything included in the EVE: Valkyrie Founder’s Pack will be revealed soon.

Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie are just two of the amazing titles you’ll be able to play when Rift launches -- dozens of full-length, AAA games designed for VR are coming to Rift, with more than 100 titles available by the end of 2016, including Minecraft!

We've been working with some of the top developers in the industry to create incredible, new made for VR games and experiences. In 2016 alone, Oculus Studios will introduce more than 20 games that are coming exclusively to Oculus this year, including Rockband VR by Harmonix, Edge of Nowhere by Insomniac, and The Climb by Crytek. We’ll be announcing additional titles soon!

Is your PC Oculus Ready? For the full Rift experience, we recommend the following PC system:

  • graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • input: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

You can also check whether your current PC meets our recommended specification right now with the new Oculus compatibility tool.

Oculus Ready PCs
If you need a new PC to power your Rift, Oculus Ready PCs will be certified to meet our recommended system specification and have been tested by Oculus to ensure they deliver a great experience with Rift.

Bundles that include an Oculus Ready PC and a Rift will be available for pre-order in February starting at $1499.

If you pre-order Rift today, you’ll be able to order an Oculus Ready PC at the special bundle price, and of course, your Rift ship date won’t change.

This is just the beginning. We can’t wait to share more about the incredible games and experiences coming to Rift this year. Touch will ship in the second half of the year and will unlock entirely new interactions that let people take their VR experiences further than ever before.

Thank you for being part of this landmark moment in VR. We’ll see you in Rift.

-- The Oculus Team

*Additional fees may apply, including tax and shipping costs. Price may vary for non-USD purchases. Final pricing presented at checkout.

**We’re initially shipping to the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.

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