If you’re a Gran Turismo fanatic, you’re probably all excited for the just-announced Gran Turismo 6, but don’t want to wait until the end of the year to play it. Good news: the demo is out this July.
With GT Academy returning again for its fifth season, the demo will allow people to compete for the fastest scores. Eligible winners of the demo will then go on the show and learn what it takes to become a real Nissan racing driver over the course of the GT Academy show. Six former winners of the competition are now Nismo Athletes competing on behalf of Nissan.
Nissan’s Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox, said:
At its core GT Academy remains a highly-accessible route into professional motor racing for people who would otherwise not have the opportunity. Unearthing genuine driving talent from the world of gaming is a real example of digital age performance and the innovation for which Nissan is famous.
We are predicting that more people than ever will enter the competition this year on the stunning new GT6 demo.
Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital, continued:
GT Academy is a fitting platform for the Gran Turismo community to preview GT6 for the first time, as we aim to bring the worlds of virtual and reality closer than ever.
We are very proud of this partnership with Nissan, and we have aimed to make a very appealing and accessible competition featuring a range of their cars. The challenges, even at this early stage of the competition, are designed to improve people’s race craft before they even make it to driving real cars.
We have also incorporated the Silverstone circuit for the first time in Gran Turismo. This should ensure that competitors will arrive at Race Camp better prepared than ever.
Further details on how to enter the competition, or whether your country is eligible, can be found on the GT website.