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GT Academy Starts Today

"Live At Five"

A couple of weeks ago Sony announced that the GT Academy would be returning this year. From 5PM BST today players will be able to participate in the competition.

The GT Academy content will be available from the store and will not require Gran Turismo 5 to use. This content is for stage one of the qualification event, this being online qualification. There will be a total of eight online events with a new one appearing every fortnight.

Each round will hold five different challenges that the player will need to pass in order to advance to the next one. Round 8 is the final round and those who rank in the top 16 of this round will have a chance to attend the National Final, which takes place in July.

Those who get gold rankings in the challenges will also unlock the cars used in Gran Turismo 5.

Source: PS Blog.

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12 Comments
  1. Deathbrin
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Unlock cars? That’s interesting.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 14:49.
  2. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Gonna give it a go but don’t think I’ll get any where close.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 16:12.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Everyone has the same car setup Cam, there is no tuning allowed. All that you can alter is Traction control and ABS which TBH you won’t be needing either….apart from the occasional ABS set to 1, so realistically everyone is in with the same chance.
      On saying that though, some people still find tenths from somewhere lol.

      Comment posted on 02/05/2012 at 08:28.
  3. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    I will try this and it sounds like a fun layout, but the people that will win will be unemployed and have too much time on their hands.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 16:26.
  4. david24
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    supposedly the cars will be new but they may only apply to a few or just a single prize cars for everyone at the end like last years gt acadamy.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 16:56.
  5. hol
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    It’s live on the store now, but I had to search for it!

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 17:34.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Yup, and it’s a 3GB download too!….that’ll take an hour on mine :/

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 18:00.
      • heedbaw
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        bah, I’ve only got 4GB free on my HDD. So although it’ll download there won’t be room to install.

        Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 18:44.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Time to sort the Wheat from the Chuff mate and get deleting :P

        Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 18:47.
  6. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Can we access it through GT5 or do we have to download it afresh?

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 18:10.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Not sure about that, I just searched for it on the store and started the 3GB download. I’d doubt that it’ll be available in-game though like the tracks and cars DLC are….dunno!

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 18:29.
    • david24
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      no its a standalone game.

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 22:47.

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