Oculus have announced that the Rift is available to preorder now and shipping to 20 countries including Australia with first shipments occurring on March 28th. Pricing has been set at $599USD which will be $850-900AUD depending on the fluctuating exchange rate.
Included in the box is a Rift with headphones and mic built in. Also included is a mic, sensor and Xbox One controller. Also included is an Oculus remote. Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie are also being included with pre-orders.
Oculus minimum specs:
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.