cubase 8 doesn't load play_VST from EWQL

I just upgraded to cubase 8 and it doesn’t find play_vst 64 from East West Quantum Leap. I have specified the folder in the plugin manager

c:\program files\common files\East West\Vstplugins

If I load cubase 7.5 the play still appears as a vst instrument as normal. i have installed the newest version of play and have also moved it to the newest ilok dongle, still to no avail.
Naturally I really need this for some current projects. I could finish them in 7.5 but I really want to get fluent in 8.
Any suggestions?