GT Academy 2015 Set to Launch on Tuesday, April 21

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Polyphony Digital and Nissan have confirmed the official launch date for their gamer-to-racer driver search competition as Tuesday, April 21, 2015, after including a new GT Academy Special Event in Gran Turismo 6 in the game’s 1.18 update released last night.

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According to the new menus in GT6, the format will apparently be similar to last year’s, with the competition consisting of four rounds, each lasting two weeks. The final round – which presumably will be the ultimate qualifier to determine who moves on to their national or regional finals – begins on June 2nd, with a yet-to-be-revealed car and track combination.

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Without a full press release, we still don’t know exactly which regions of the world will be participating, but those details will no doubt be coming very soon.

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As always, GTPlanet’s GT Academy forums will be an important resource for competitors from around the world, looking to connect with and help one another through each stage of the competition. If you’re not already a member, create your free account and join the conversation!

Stay tuned for more details, and good luck!

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Comments (22)

  1. Playseatplanted

    I was just telling a friend the other day that I don’t race Prius’ enough and I think gt6’s gtr lineup seems kinda skeleton.

  2. BrunetPaquet

    A nice time for it to start. Right on the tomorrow of my birthday!

    I seriously expect the same cars to be here and considering how this event is special and very serious in terms of difficulty, I don’t think I’ll be able to get more than Silver clearance on each.

    Sure, I could try for gold… but then I’d end up cursing at the game. I know my limits. They’re not very high when I play Gran Turismo 6.

  3. fowlkore

    when I started to play gt6 today there was an update, ok so I downloaded it and when it went to the homepage and it said 2015 GT Academy icon has been added my heart started racing. LETS GET IT ON AMERICA!

  4. TomBrady

    Not that I have any chance of winning but if it’s at Silverstone again, I’m not even gonna bother. Can’t stand that track.

    Of course it makes sense for it to be silverstone since that’s where the actual competition takes place but even still, I really don’t enjoy that track. Especially not for hotlapping, and I especially hate it’s alternative layouts other than Stowe.

  5. MRXAE86

    Even though I have no chance of winning, I’m still really excited for this. I wonder what the final prize will be… ::cough:: GTR LMP1 ::cough::

  6. kayto101

    The car for the final round is bound to be the Nissan GTR LM Nismo as that is conformed for the game but we do not know when and for the track my bet is on a new track added into the game my guess is the Circuit of the Americas

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