Nishino stated during the podcast that the PlayStation VR 2 is not compatible with the PSVR.
Nishino stated the reason why is because the PSVR 2, “is designed to deliver a truly next-generation VR experience.”
Although the PSVR didn’t have a huge library of games compared to PC VR, it did have a number of great experiences that many people were hoping would be backwards compatible with the PSVR 2 to bolster the launch lineup. It appears that won’t be the case, unfortunately, according to Senior Vice President of Platform Experiences, Hideaki Nishino.
About halfway into the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast, host Sid Shuman interviewed Nishino about the PSVR 2. During the interview, Nishino discussed various matters related to the PSVR 2, but most notably, he revealed that the PSVR 2 won’t be backwards compatible with PSVR games.