Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Nissan GT Academy 2016 Rolls Out in the Philippines
We recently attended the official launch of the 2016 Nissan GT Academy held at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Atrium on June 30, 2016.
Noticeable at the launch venue were several race pods containing the latest Gran Turismo game version called GT Sport, which has not been officially launched yet to the public. Nissan, in partnership with Polyphony Digital, introduce the upgraded racing video game to the Philippines, and other participating countries, ahead of its official release to the rest of the world who would all get to see it only in November.
We were fortunate to be among the very first ones to try out the driving simulation game setup on a cool custom-designed racing machine that would have been awesome it would actually roll out into the street like the real deal.
Special personality at the event was Lucas Ordonez, the inaugural winner of the 2008 Nissan Playstation GT Academy in Europe. Ordonez remains to be an inspiration for all aspiring gamers who also want to get their big break into real-life racing.
But that race car driver dream may soon become a reality again for another lucky gamer if he would join Nissan's GT Academy. This is where gamers can get the chance to be actual racers taking their virtual expertise to the road for all the world to see.
Initially, a few top gamers would eventually be screened and the top six will be picked to participate in the Nissan GT Academy racing challenges - sort of like a reality game focused on racing promoting the Nissan vehicles.
Since this is the second time Nissan Philippines would run the GT Academy in the country, the previous top six are not allowed to join again in the competition. Only those who joined but did not make it to the top six who went to the Race Camp Week in Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom, will be allowed to try their luck again.
Four of the top six from last year were present at the launch event including grand winner Joward Policario.
The time has come for another search to find out who will be the next winner of the Nissan GT Academy. To all racing game enthusiasts, it doesn't hurt to try out for the challenge because who knows, maybe you'd get the chance to become another racing sensation.
For more details of the upcoming Nissan GT Academy, visit http://www.nissan.ph/gtacademy
You may aslo visit their Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/NissanPhilippinesInc