Just like the title says bluez-utils 5.44-1 breaks ds4drv it gives this error message whenever you run it:
[error][daemon] 'hcitool' could not be found, make sure you have bluez-utils installed.
It looks like the new bluez-utils doesn't provide hcitool.
The only 'fix' I could find is downgrading bluez-utils to 5.43-2.
This has been covered a number of times. hcitool was deprecated upstream and is no longer built by default.
Thanks for your responses.