Last year, the bosses of CD Projekt Red approached me for an interview. They wanted to announce that for Cyberpunk 2077, they would be avoiding mandatory crunch.
This week, they sent out an email to staff announcing studio-wide mandatory crunch. News: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-29/cyberpunk-2077-publisher-orders-6-day-weeks-ahead-of-game-debut
Questionable if overtime is actually more productive. But in a case where it is more productive and necessary, then compensate people accordingly. Also, be honest. The overall result will be better and more wealth will created 🤷 Why is this so difficult?