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Common Sense update for Europa Universalis 4 will be released in early June

The next Europa Universalis 4 update will be released next month, and it's based on content from Thomas Paine’s Revolutionary War pamphlet Common Sense.

The content update focuses on the "art of ruling and national improvement," by adding depth to domestic rule and changes to diplomacy.

A new provincial development system has also been added, which limits building space terrain and Development Value. The more developed a province is, "the greater wealth and power you can squeeze out of it."

Monarch points can be spent on customized trading hubs or recruiting centers.

Other major features include:

  • Parliaments: The English crown and other constitutional systems of government can now use their flexible system to pass laws through parliaments
  • National Churches: Protestant kingdoms can customize their new faith and make it a true partner to the throne.
  • New Religious Systems: Buddhism and Protestantism both get fresh coats of faith-based paint
  • New Options For Subject States: Once just tiny money faucets, recent expansions have made vassals and colonial nations more useful. Common Sense gives you new tools to exploit them or keep them in line
  • Government Ranks: As you invest in the development of your nation, you can climb from a small duchy to a major empire, unlocking new benefits.
  • New Government mechanics: Theocracies will have new actions and mechanics to highlight their unique character, and the Holy Roman Empire can create Free Cities
  • As always, Common Sense will be accompanied by a host of free updates and improvements - including some significant changes to the map of Europe.

Europa Universalis 4 - Common Sense will be available on major digital platforms for Mac and PC on June 9.

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