Gran Turismo once gives avid players a chance again to fulfill their dream in becoming a professional race car driver through the GT Academy 2013. It is a driving school open for a limited time, where you can experience Gran Turismo 6 in advance prior to its release.
Kazunori Yamauchi, at Polyphony Digital and creator of the Gran Turismo series, has set an interesting challenge for Gran Turismo entrants featuring stunningly re-created cars including the Nissan LEAF, 370Z and GT-R. The GT6 demo will guide players through beginner rounds of a GT Academy-themed race camp before unlocking the final qualifying event featuring the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, making GT Academy equally accessible to Gran Turismo novices and experts alike. Anyone who registers and submits a qualifying time will receive free bonus content.
Players will experience circuit driving guided by GT Academy racing driver Lucas Ordoñez, and learn sports driving skills while attempting to shorten their lap times. The main stage for the Academy is the holy ground of motorsports, the Silverstone circuit.
"GT Academy is testament to why Gran Turismo is the true racing simulator," said Asad Qizilbash, senior director of product marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America. "The PlayStation community has proven time and time again that Gran Turismo's racing mechanics translate to the real world of race car driving, with racers who first cut their teeth racing in Gran Turismo now competing on the world stage. We encourage gamers of all skill levels to enter the contest, not just to be among the first to play Gran Turismo 6, but also for a chance to turn their driving passion into a career in the race world."
The GT Academy 2013 online qualifiers will run from Tuesday July 2nd to Sunday July 28th. Those ranked in the upper ranks will gain access to the upper levels of the competition. The expiry of the GT Academy 2013 demo will end on August 31, 2013.