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Gran Turismo 6 demo out July 2, kicks off GT Academy qualifying

Playable teaser offers Silverstone track and Nissan sports cars next week

Sony will release a playable Gran Turismo 6 demo on July 2, downloadable free via the PlayStation Store for PS3.

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According to Sony, "The demo is structured as a GT Academy-style driver training concept" that will teach you the art of pushing a sports car to its limits around a race track.

Vehicles in the demo will include a range of Nissan cars - Leaf, 370Z and GT-R, which you'll drive around UK's Silverstone circuit, which makes its debut in the series in Gran Turismo 6.

The arrival of the demo also marks the start of Sony's GT Academy 2013 competition, which sees Gran Turismo players race to win a position on a real-life Nissan race team.

Players will be able to set and submit qualifying times via the demo in the first round of the competition. United States, Russia and Germany will each have their own standalone qualifying competitions.

Other EU territories will be bundled together, including France, Italy, UK, Spain, Portugal, Benelux, Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway) and CEE (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia).

See the PS Blog post for more details on GT Academy 2013.

Sony recently unveiled the Gran Turismo 6 Anniversary Edition. It will include the game, steelbook casing, in-game credits and 20 cars with special custom livery and performance enhancements, among other features.

The game is set for release in Q4 2013.

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