The second round of Gran Turismo 5’s online competition GT Academy has been scrapped after some gamers were caught cheating.
Some players found a way to cut a row of corners on the Rome and Madrid tracks, resulting in significantly reduced lap times. Sony had already changed the selected course twice before in an effort to prevent the problems.
As a result, Sony has closed Round 2 of the content and allowed all who participated to progress to Round 3 – which, incidentally, has been delayed to some point after its proposed February 14th start.
"We are now working on an update that will help prevent this type of inappropriate driving," a statement on GranTurismo.com reads.
"We send our sincere apologies to all participants of Round 2, for the repeated inconvenience and turmoil this may have caused. We are currently working hard to make the necessary adjustments to prepare a fair race environment for everyone, and ask for your patience until Round 3 of the competition is ready."