Could those lines mean the config utility might let you edit characters more in-depth? What's the config utility even supposed to do? --- 29 kids go into the water... 22 kids come out. Ice cream man takes the rest.
I think it's there for an easier way to diagnose possible problems you may run into in the game. It allows you to make a report that you can pass on to EA support with your PC specs and settings if you run into a problem. Many options are also available in the games main menu for changing, video, audio, control and gameplay options.