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Rumours don't mean much unless they're credible.I have a feeling we'll start hearing rumors about EU V within the next 2-3 years.
If Hussites are getting their own mechanic, is there hope for the Sikh, Animist and Totemist to get ones too, in the near future?
Also will the "reformist" faiths (Hussites, Protestants, Reformed, Anglican) finally have less of a diplomatic relations penalty between each other? It's weird that they all like the Orthodox states more than each other.
Sikhs already have historical events that give bonuses in certain periods. Totemist and Animist shouldn't be getting any extra flavor. They're "generic pagan-native" religions. You couldn't pinpoint anything particularly animist or totemist that papua new guineans have in common with Sakhalin natives or patagonians with inuits.
I would hope that Hussites would simply be a flavor variant of Protestants, or even just regular Protestants. I worry that they'll be a separate religion despite literally just being premature Protestants that got squashed.
There is a reason Luther said "We are all Hussites". Indeed, Luther had stumbled across a work of the famously condemned Hus and read it favorably even in the very earliest years of his formation.
There is simply not enough difference between Hussites and Protestants to merit treating them separately.
Honestly, there's enough of a linear flow from Wycliffe to Hus to Luther that I'd even be okay with Lollard heretics in the early game creating Protestantism in England. From a game balance side it could cause some problems, with maybe Church Power not being activated until the Age of Reformation to avoid the early game military boost advantage. But from a roleplay standpoint it just makes sense.
But EU4 is a fantasy history game and all scenarios post 1444 are imaginable and plausible. Hussitism could have turned into a catholic style state church, much like Anglicanism. Or just like you say, it could have eventually ended up fully blending with the Lutheran reformation. Or perhaps it could have ended up fully integrated into Catholicism. None of those scenarios are too crazy to imagine and it's really up to the content designers which options they pick, but since this really is a fantasy history territory, more of them should be available.