There's been a lot of hype around the upcoming Xbox exclusives Fable, Perfect Dark and Everwild (amongst others) since they were announced, but sadly it looks like we've got a long wait until they arrive.

In fact, industry reporter and head of Chris Dring stated on the latest VGC Off The Record podcast that based on conversations he's had with Xbox Game Studios employees, it could be many years:

"I had a few conversations with a few friends at Xbox Game Studios. Those games that they announced - Everwild, Perfect Dark, Fable - are so far away. As in, there might even be a new Xbox (a mid-tier upgrade) by the time those games come out.

They are so far away, and no wonder Xbox is looking at investing and signing certain products at the minute, because they don't have a lineup of big exclusives at all."

Certainly, we haven't heard much about any of these three games in recent months aside from recruitment drive news and small titbits of information, so we'll have to see if E3 brings us any new developments this summer.

In any case, it sounds like it'll be a long while before we're getting hands-on with these highly-anticipated titles.

When do you think these games will arrive on Xbox? Give us your thoughts down below.