The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that lets users step inside their favorite games and virtual worlds.
The Oculus Rift creates a stereoscopic 3D view, and unlike 3D on a television, this is accomplished by presenting unique and parallel images for each eye. This is the same way your eyes perceive images in the real world, creating a much more natural and comfortable experience.
The Oculus Rift provides an approximately 100 degree field of view, stretching the virtual world beyond your peripheral vision. Your view is no longer boxed in on a screen and is only limited by what your eyes can see. The combination of the wide field of view with head-tracking and stereoscopic 3D creates an immersive virtual reality experience.
Unity is a cross-platform game creation system developed by Unity Technologies, including a game engine and integrated development environment (IDE). Unity can be fully integrated for Oculus Rift development.
Maya is a 3D computer graphics software used to create 3D, full-motion effects. This software can create 3D applications which can be used for video games, animated film, TV series, visual effects or in this case, the Oculus. Maya integrates the natural laws of physics to control the behavior of virtual objects in computer animation.