Nissan PlayStation GT Academy 2014 Season is a Go

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The Nissan PlayStation GT Academy will return for it’s sixth installment with online qualifying made available in Gran Turismo 6 beginning April 26th, 2014.  Over 4 million entries have been submitted since the program’s inception in 2008 and this year, the competition will be open to Canadian gamers for the first time.  Elite drivers from Europe, North America, and Germany will be selected, based on best in game performance, to partake in a 3-month driver development program that is rated among the best in the world.  The ultimate prize is a spot on Nissan’s NISMO race team, putting the player behind the wheel of a professionally tuned Nissan racecar in the grueling Dubai 24-hour race next January.

Nissan North America Vice President of Marketing, Jon Brancheau, had this to say about the program’s validity:

The GT Academy concept has now been validated by the results of NISMO Athletes’ performance on the track worldwide.  It’s a blast to see Gran Turismo 6 gamers driving Nissan performance cars in the game, while aspiring to race our real vehicles in this competition. Nissan’s partnership with PlayStation has been a very good one, and I look forward to seeing what the fourth year of GT Academy in North America will bring.

Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo and President of Polyphony Digital Inc. chimed in with the following sentiments:

I am very proud that GT Academy has returned for its sixth season globally, and that Gran Turismo together with Nissan will once again serve as the platform for the development of new racing drivers who otherwise would not have had the chance to pursue their dreams.  Even if you don’t make it through to the next round of GT Academy, the GT6 qualifying challenge will improve your skills as a driver and all players taking part will be rewarded with in-game credits to enhance their experience.

Written by Emrah Rakiposki

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