The battery life of the Dual Shock 4 isn't especially impressive, as many new PS4 owners will tell you.
Perhaps one of the reasons it isn't great is because of the controller's light bar, which may require unnecessary battery power. We say "unnecessary" because not all games make use of the light bar.
As such, many gamers have been wondering if Sony will release an update that will disable the bar for titles that don't need it. Unfortunately, that won't be happening; a fan asked Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter if such an update was coming, to which Yoshida simply replied: "No." It's probably a good idea to invest in a charging station, or at the very least, have two controllers so one is always charging while the other is being used. I did that with my PS3 controllers; worked out fine.
Do you have a problem with the lifespan of the new Dual Shock 4?