A playable demo of Gran Turismo 6 will be released this July to tie in with the launch of Gran Turismo's annual GT Academy competition, SCEE has announced.

"At its core GT Academy remains a highly-accessible route into professional motor racing for people who would otherwise not have the opportunity," said Nissan's Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox. "Unearthing genuine driving talent from the world of gaming is a real example of digital age performance and the innovation for which Nissan is famous.

"We are predicting that more people than ever will enter the competition this year on the stunning new GT6 demo."

It's not yet known how the demo will be made available, or whether the demo will be available to download publicly via PlayStation Network.

Gran Turismo 6 was officially announced for PS3 earlier this afternoon.

Source: PlayStation Blog