Gran Turismo 6 demo coming next week
posted on 06.25.13 at 12:34 PM EST by (@salromano)
Hone your skills on the Silverstone Circuit.

Sony will release a downloadable demo for Gran Turismo 6 next week, the company has announced.

The free demo will go live on Tuesday, July 2 at 9:00 a.m. BST in Europe. (A North American release has still to be confirmed.)

“The demo is structured as a GT Academy-style driver training concept where you progressively learn the skills required to push very expensive track monsters at full speed round impossible apexes,” Sony European brand manager Penrose Tackie said on the PlayStation Blog. “The course where the action takes place is Silverstone, the spiritual home of GT Academy (and one of the brand new confirmed GT6 track locations in GT6).

“In GT Academy regions, once you’ve cleared the earlier rounds you will then have your shot to post your time to the leaderboard and see if you have got what it takes to progress to the next stage.

“Regardless of whether you are in one of the GT Academy eligible countries or not, once you have proved your skills and made the grade through the initial rounds you will unlock special bonus content.”

The demo will remain available until August 31. If you’re in one of the GT Academy regions (see here, the demo couuld be your chance to race for real with Nissan. To be eligible, you’ll need to download the demo before July 28 at 11:59 p.m. BST.