- Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan
has announced that GT Academy 2012 officially begins on PlayStation Store today alongside a Season 2 promo video below.
To quote: It's the moment aspiring race drivers have been waiting for: GT Academy 2012 is available now! If you think you have what it takes, go to PlayStation Store and download the free demo of GT Academy 2012 right now.
That's right - you don't need to have a copy of Gran Turismo to play and compete!
This national competition, designed to turn the best Gran Tursimo players into real-life race drivers, welcomes players of all experience levels. Each participant will compete in a series of virtual trials, piloting Nissan cars, over an eight-week period in 40 different events.
Each round features five events that players can retry as many times as they want. Only the fastest lap times will be recorded and ranked. Rounds 1 and 2 are the first set of trials to open, and Polyphony Digital will release subsequent rounds every two weeks.
Here's a list of rounds and when they will be available:
Round 1 and 2 (Registration not required):
5/1 (Tue) to 6/24 (Sun)
Round 3 and 4 (Registration not required):