Along with "Genesis 8", I guess they wanted to avoid the potential mass confusion that calling it Genesis 4 would have caused. It would be very easy to confuse with Generation 4 content of the V4 era.www.daz3d.com/06-15-victoria-8
Genesis 8 is free and should be in your available downloads now.
Victoria 8 is at the usual Daz prices with the base figure, Starter and Pro bundles. The prices align with current Genesis 3 prices.
Also, buying V8 will get you V5, V6 and V7 all free. But odds are most people probably have them already, so that's not really a great deal, lol. I find it interesting that V4 is not one of the freebies.
V8 actually has some decent items in her Pro bundle, and they tout her as being the "most advanced and backward compatible Victoria ever!" We shall see just how compatible she is. I'll take a wait and see approach, and look at G8.
I'll say one thing, she looks quite different from any previous Victoria. And I think Daz is really pushing their luck here. Many may not be so will to move to a new model. That compatibility better work or this could sink.
It is also very important to note that the popular morph converters will be a problem. Sadly, the creator of GenX passed away, so somebody else will have to step up and create a script to transfer shapes from past generations to G8. If anyone has this skill set to create such a product, now is your chance to make it and possibly sell it.
Some additional notes:
G8 and V8 essentially require the latest version of Daz to use properly. (4.9.4) This only just released last week, so if you haven't updated, you need to for these models. The update adds new surface sections for Iray, and these are needed to render them correctly.
The offer on V8 Pro bundle actually includes the PRO bundles for all of those past Vickys. So if you buy V8 Pro bundle, you will get the PRO bundles for free for V5, V6 and V7.
If you buy the V8 Starter bundle, you wll get the starter bundles for them.
So the Pro bundle is actually a decent deal if you didn't have those items. That's basically $66 for four Pro bundles with PC+.
Just remember to add these bundles to your cart when buying V8, the discount should apply.
Here is what is backwards compatible:
Genesis 3 skins and UVs should work on G8. Characters that had unique UVs (which many do,) will need "adjustments."
Outfits will autofit to G8. But like always, autofitting shoes still sucks.
Poses are NOT compatible. Not easily. Why? Because G8 and V8 now default to an "A" pose instead of a "T" pose. *sigh*