It's an intriguing looking device. Its design somewhat reflects that of the yin-yang symbol, but upon closer inspection this seems to be not a design choice, per se, but rather due to large sections of the console covered in a grill mesh, likely to prevent the initial overheating issues the Xbox 360 shipped with.
The controller has seen very little in the way of change aside from the Xbox Guide button being shunted up an inch or two, as well as a new block being mounted at the top. Fans of the current controller should be happy as the Xbox One's controller seems to be following in its footsteps.
Thankfully, there doesn't seem to be any touch-screen nonsense that's likely to push forward the impending doom that is the conjoining of gaming and social networking, but there is something equally as threatening and that comes in the shape of what appears to be a toppled over HAL-9000.
Yes, Microsoft's Kinect is also receiving an upgrade, though instead of it being perhaps improved game support or maybe increasing the accessibility of the product, it's been given the rather alarming feature of it being able to detect a person's heartbeat.
Now, it's all well and good being able to control a console with actions and movements, but for that device to detect a living pulse in a room should be ringing alarm bells for privacy enthusiasts everywhere. And before you say anything, yes, I am currently sporting my tin foil hat.
Joking and privacy issues aside, it does seem to open up a lot of things for the potential direction of Kinect and presumably with that comes a substantial amount of new games, hopefully exclusive to the Xbox One, especially since it ships with the console.