While lots of the game's content was in the build, much of it was still missing. Riegel said, "Most of the characters didn't exist. NPC behavior didn't really exist, like no head tracking or eye tracking, no lip syncing, none of that. No music, no ending: there was a planned ending but it wasn't really there."
Triptych Games, formed in July 2009 by former 3D Realms members, started working on the game before the legal issues were resolved and the game was brought under Gearbox Software's supervision.
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