Remember how excited everyone was when BioWare released last month’s Star Wars: The Old Republic developer diary video? That thing won over more than a few cynical hearts, which says a lot, especially given the dead horse state of the Star Wars franchise.

This video might set things back to normal:

There’s no gameplay footage, and it says so very little about the actual game that it’s easy to dismiss, but… it’s a trade dispute powerpoint presentation. I half expected a bullet point list to come zooming in from stage left.

  • Jedis down 30%
  • Sith stalemate leads to new corporate workflow initiative, huge cost savings $$$
  • BioWare marketing budget reduced by 80% in FY09

It’s more fun than Attack of the Clones, but we all expect better from BioWare.