At the beginning of this month Square Enix released a free 14 day trial for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for PC. Apart from that there was a "Recruit a friend" campaign, inviting former subscribers to come back for additional game time and exclusive rewards.
So far, interested console gamers had no way to try the game. According to an interview by German website Looki.de with Producer and Game Directer Naoki Yoshida at gamescom 2014 there will be coming a free trial of the game for Playstation 3 and 4.
A specific release date of the free trial console has not been mentioned.