Rockstar Games might have been hiding the GTA 6 theme in GTA Online for years

A hidden melody in GTA Online sounds similar to the theme song for Vice City but it's also distinct enough to be for a different game.

The moment that Rockstar Games effectively "confirmed" that the next Grand Theft Auto game will be set in Vice City, fans have been busy connecting the dots. From mapping out the entire setting to uncovering clues hidden inside the game, the GTA community has stopped at nothing to find out more about Rockstar's upcoming game.

Many consider Vice City as the best setting in the GTA franchise.

Now, a new clue in the form of a non-descript arcade machine appears to have revealed the theme song for GTA 6.

According to u/xDevious_, the menu of the 80s-inspired arcade racer, Race and Chase, is hiding the GTA VI theme song in plain sight. They use the level, LS Nights, as an example. The user claims that this level, which is set in Los Santos, uses what appears to be a sped-up version of the GTA 5 theme, Welcome to Los Santos. If you speed it down to 0.75x, you can't deny the similarity. Then, the user points to another level, Vice Lights, which clearly pays homage to Vice City, the setting of GTA: Vice City and the next GTA game.

If you slow down the theme song of the same level to 0.75x speed, they presume this is the GTA 6 theme.

Rockstar possibly teasing the GTA 6 theme in GTA Online. from GTA6

Upon further digging, we found out that this isn't exactly a new discovery. A different user had pointed out the same thing three years ago.

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So, what does this all mean? Well, for starters, GTA 6 will likely be set in Vice City and its theme song could be what all of the leaks are saying. GTA 6 will also feature two protagonists and is set right around modern times. But, since GTA 6 isn't part of Take-Two Interactive's massive release pipeline through 2025, it's not likely that we'll hear more about the game soon.

Our guess is that GTA 6 will be revealed later this year at the earliest, or sometime next year.

If it's any consolation, you can replay GTA: Vice City on Steam with remastered graphics.

In the meantime, you can check out Hogwarts Legacy, which is a more child-friendly version of GTA that has wands instead of guns. GTA Vice City is also finally available on Steam again along with the rest of the remastered classic GTA games.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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